100 Years Ago, January 1919: Local News

100 Years Ago January 1919: In and About The Haddams selected from the pages of The Evening Press and lightly annotated by Sally Haase Killingworth, Jan. 3, 1919: Rev. G.B. Gilbert was down to Emmanuel church at the Christmas social where there were over forty people from Rockland, Killingworth Center, and Chestnut Hill district attended. […]

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100 Years Ago – Dec 1918, Local News

100 Years Ago December 1918 The Haddams – The Homecoming Begins Selected from the pages of The Evening Press and lightly annotated by Sally Haase Moodus, Dec. 1, 1918: Continental Hall, Wednesday, evening 8:30 p.m.; Official U.S. government war pictures: “America’s Answers,” a pictorial history of America’s achievement during the first year in the world’s […]

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100 Years Ago – November 1918, Local News

100 Years Ago – November 1918 The Haddams Celebrate Armistice   Selected from the pages of The Evening Press and lightly annotated by Sally Haase Higganum, November 1, 1918: Services at the Congregational church will be resumed on Sunday as the board of health has consented. The churches in town have been closed for three […]

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Local News, 100 Years Ago: Oct 1918

100 Years Ago: October 1918 The Haddams – Flu Takes H.Johnson at Camp Upton, E. Secor Dies in France Selected from the pages of The Evening Press and lightly annotated by Sally Haase Boston, Oct. 1, 1918: Flu Still Spreading. The epidemic of Spanish influenza is spreading, according to reports today. Sixty-cities and towns outside […]

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An Account of Stagecoaches Stranded in Snow in 1860s

Submitted by Shannon Spencer Burkle, who found this narrative in her father’s grandparents’ house, who moved to Middletown from Higganum. From the estate of Marion Harvey via Mary Newton, we have this account of early stage travel in and around Durham [and Haddam and Killingworth] and how a snowstorm affected same about 1860. Edwin Harvey owned […]

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100 Years Ago October 1918, National News

100 Years Ago October 1918 War’s End In Sight – Not So Influenza Selected from the pages of the Evening Press and lightly annotated by Sally Haase U.S. Fliers Shoot Down 100. With the American Army in France, Oct. 2, 1918: Over 100 German airplanes were shot down by American airmen in six days of […]

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100 Years Ago: October 1918 – Local News

100 Years Ago October 1918 The Haddams – Flu Takes H. Johnson at Camp Upton, E. Secor Dies in France Selected from the pages of The Evening Press and lightly annotated by Sally Haase Boston, Oct. 1, 1918: Flu Still Spreading. The epidemic of Spanish influenza is spreading, according to reports today. Sixty-cities and towns […]

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100 Years Ago Sept 1918 Nat’l News

100 Years Ago September 1918 Pushing ‘Em Back & Spanish Flu   Selected from the pages of the Evening Press and lightly annotated by Sally Haase   Czecho-Slovaks Takes Up Arms Against Central Powers. Washington, Sept. 3, 1918:  The U.S. formally recognized the Czecho-Slovak national council as a defacto belligerent government clothed with proper authority […]

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