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Cheshire and the deeply tangled roots of racism

It has been a long, long time since I have posted anything new. For the last few years, my day ...
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Slavery in Prospect

So a reader commented on the Slavery in Cheshire post asking about slaves in Prospect and connections to Milford. I ...
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Campanilismo!

Whew! I finally have a chance to just sit and write. I thought I'd have some time to get some ...
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The Story of Rhoda

Hi folks, sorry for the hiatus, I was working like crazy getting ready for the presentation I gave at the Plainville ...
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Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Old News in Cheshire!

In honor of the great article Mike Torelli wrote about Jube Road for the Cheshire Herald I though we'd take ...
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Copper Valley Picnic Club

Ahh, picnics. The idea of a picnic invokes thoughts of hot summer days, maybe a cool breeze. Some ice cold ...
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Cheshire’s Grave-Digging, House Building, Representative, Civil War Veteran, Probate Judge

I recently pulled a box of diaries from the archives at work. The diaries span from 1868 to 1890 and were ...
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“Old” Cheshire

A few weekends ago, I had the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of "old" Cheshire.  My good friends ...
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My Mentor, My Journey

In many ways, Prince Freeman was the first ancestor I heard call. I know, that sounds crazy right? Being called ...
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Slavery in Cheshire

I was born and raised in Cheshire, Connecticut as was my mother and grandmother. My family attended the First Congregational ...
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