AMSTON – During the revolutionary war after General George. Washington met with the French General at the War College in Lebanon, the two armies set out marching to the battlefields of New York and New Jersey. They camped overnight in what is now Amston. The area is on a hill at the end of Ames Rd. Stone fire circles can still be found that were left by the troopers, as are occasional artifacts. While they were encamped in Amston above the lake, a strange malady overcame the troops, and over thirty were known to have died. At the time, old Indian curses were blamed, and the dead were buried on the site. Over the years, orbs, moans, and ghostly shadowy figures have been seen about the hill. Reports say that a new house (last on the left) was built on the burial site.

AVON –  Columnist Joseph Alsop was born here in Avon in 1910.

BARA-HACK – The ghost town of Bara-Hack was founded in 1790 and almost immediately things began to happen. Spirits were seen in the great elm tree near the town cemetery. The last burial in the graveyard was in 1890. Now called the village of ghostly sounds, cellar holes, foundations, wells, walls, and the cemetery are all that remain of Bara-Hack. The elm tree still stands outside the cemetery wall. Many people have reported ghostly voices ringing through the woods around the site. Bara-Hack is located just outside Pomfret.
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BEACON FALLS –  Thomas Sanford made the first friction matches here in 1834.

BETHEL – Circus owner Phineas T. Barnum was born here in 1810.

BLOOMFIELD – Ann Corio, the "Queen of Burlesque" is buried here in the mausoleum in the Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery.]

BRIDGEPORT –  Born here in Bridgeport were circus midget Tom Thumb in 1838, Polaroid camera inventor Edwin Land in 1909, actress Arline Judge in 1912, and actor Robert Mitchum in 1917.
 The steam automobile was invented here by brothers Henry, Alonzo, and James House in 1866.
 Elias Howe invented the sewing machine here in 1845.
 Buried here in the Mountain Grove Cemetery at 2675 North Ave. are:  –   Phineas T. Barnum, circus owner. Seven weeks after Barnum was buried here in Section 9, an attempt was made to steal his body.
–   General Thom Thumb. He is buried in a four-foot coffin in Section 8.
–   Lavinia Thumb, wife of Tom Thumb.

BRISTOL –  Born here in Bristol, Connecticut were radio/movie writer Edmund Beloin in 1910, and actor Gary Burghoff in 1940 (he was “Radar” on Mash).
 The American Clock & Watch Museum at 100 Maple Street has the finest collection of American manufactured clocks and watches on public display.
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BROOKLYN  –  General Israel Putnam died here in Brooklyn on May 29, 1790. He was buried in an above-ground tomb in the Brooklyn town Cemetery. When the site became overrun with hero worshipping visitors who chipped pieces off of his marble marker, it was removed to the Capitol Building in Hartford where it has been on display ever since. Putnam's remains were removed from the Brooklyn Cemetery in 1888 and placed in a sarcophagus built into the foundation of a monument erected on a plot of ground near the Brooklyn town green. A statue of Putnam stands on top of the monument.

CANTERBURY –  Moses Cleaveland was born here in 1754. He was the founder of Cleveland, Ohio. He is buried here in the Cleaveland Cemetery just north of Green on Rt. 169.

CANTON – The world's first axe factory was opened here in 1826 by Sam and David Collins.

CORNWALL – Cornwall has become famous for the settlement of Dudleytown, which is said to be cursed. The curse of the ghost town of Dudleytown began in England in the year 1510, when Edmund Dudley was beheaded for plotting to overthrow King Henry VIII. At the time of the beheading, a curse was allegedly placed on the Dudleys for their treason. Many of the Dudley family later moved to America. In the 1740s, several of the Dudley's started farms here and the area became known as Dudley town. The Dudley curse struck for the first time here when Sarah Swift was killed by a lightning bolt at her home here. When her husband Herman, one of the first advisor's to General George Washington, was told about it, he went insane. Horace Greeley’s wife Mary Cheney, who was born and raised in Dudleytown, committed suicide by hanging herself in 1872.  By 1900, Dudleytown was completely deserted. In 1920, Dr. William Clark built a summer house on the Dudleytown site. Several years later, Mrs. Clark went insane and she lived out the remainder of her days in a mental hospital. The cursed remains of Dudleytown are located high on a ridge just above Cornwall Bridge. All that is left are a few foundations, root cellars and chimneys.      GO THERE     

COVENTRY –  Deacon Richard Hale and his wife Elizabeth built a mansion here in the late 1740s. Their family grew to 12 children including a son named Nathan in 1755. Mrs. Hale died in 1767 after the birth of her 12th child, when Nathan was 12 years old. In 1776, Nathan, a captain in the Militia, was captured by the British and hung as a spy. Not yet 21, his last words were "I regret that I have only one life to give for my county." The Deacon died here in 1802. By 1914, the mansion was vacant and run-down when George Dudley Seymour, a Captain Nathan Hale admirer, bought and restored the mansion. Seymour later wrote that just after he bought the old Hale mansion and property, he saw Deacon Richard Hale, peeking out of a window. He also wrote that Joseph Hale, who died of TB in the mansion, haunted the huge cellar. The mansion at 2299 South St. is now a museum.
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DANBURY –  Composer Charles Ives is buried here in the Westchester Cemetery.

EAST GRANBY – Copper ore was discovered and first mined here in the Simsbury Mine in 1707. In 1773, the Colony of Connecticut purchased the site for use as a prison called New-Gate. The prisoners were used to work the mines. From 1775-1782, the prison was used to hold captured British soldiers and British sympathisers. The prison was abandoned in 1827. The state purchased the site in 1968. Today, the mine is a National Historic Landmark. It is located at 115 Newgate Road, off Route 20. It is 17 miles from Hartford and 54 miles from New Haven.

EAST HADDAM – The Gillette 24-room castle was built here in 1919 at 67 River Rd. by stage actor William Gillette. Gillette was famous for his stage portrayals of Sherlock Holmes. The castle took five years to build at a cost of $1 million. Gillette, who died here in 1937, left the castle and its 184-acres to the state. Now the Gillette Castle State Park, it is open for tours.

EAST HAMPTON – The first bell making factory in America was opened here in 1808.

FAIRFIELD – Stephen Z. Meyers, 53, co-founder of the law firm of Jacoby and Meyers, was killed in car crash here on April 19, 1996.

FARMINGTON –  Actor Jules Cowels was born here in 1878.
 Actor William Gillette is buried here in the Riverside Cemetery.

GAY CITY – The ghost town of Gay City was once a mill town. Today, all that is left is stone foundations, several grass-filled cellar holes, remains of an old mill and a small Cemetery. To get to Gay City, take Route 66 across the Connecticut River to Route 16 in Hebron. State Signs will guide you to Gay City.

GAYLORDSVILLE – Violinist Issac Stern is buried here in the Morningside Cemetery.

GREENWICH –  Born here in Greenwich, Connecticut were actor Dick Purcell in 1908, actress Glenn Close in 1947, actress Heather Thomas in 1957, and radio talk show host Laura Ingraham in 1963.
 Buried in the Putnam Cemetery at 35 Parsonage Rd. are:
–   Pianist/comedian Victor Borge.
–  TV host Clayton "Bud" Collyer. He was the host of To Tell the Truth and
Beat the Clock.He was also the voice of "Superman" in the 1940's Superman radio series. He is in Section O, Lot A-6.
–  Martha Moxley. She was murdered in Greenwich in 1975 at age 15. Michael Skakel (a cousin in the Kennedy Family) was convicted of her death in 2002. She is buried with her father in the Moxley Family plot.
–  Opera singer Ezio Pinza. He is in Section L-1.  
–  Prescott Bush, former senator and father of  George H. Bush and grandfather of George W. Bush.
 Singer Libby Holman's ashes are scattered on her estate here. She died in 1971 when she committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning.
 TV Host Jack Lescoulie is buried in the Saint Mary's Cemetery. He was one of the first hosts of the television show Today.

GROTON –  Senator John Kerry grew up here.
 On September 6, 1781, British Forces, commanded by the infamous Benedict Arnold, captured Fort Griswold here. As the victorious British entered the fort, the colonial leader offered his sword to Benedict Arnold as a gesture admitting defeat. Instead, Arnold personally stabbed his American adversary to death with his own sword. The British soldiers then massacred 88 of the 165 unarmed defenders. The Ebenezer Avery House which sheltered the wounded after the battle has been restored on the grounds. The Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park is Located at 57 Fort Street.
The USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear powered submarine was built here in 1954.

HAMDEN –  Actor Ernest Borgnine was born here in 1917.
 Writer Thornton Wilder is buried here in the Mount Carmel Cemetery.

HARTFORD –   Born here in Hartford were gun inventor Samuel Colt in 1814, financier J. Pierpont Morgan in 1837, actor William Gillette in 1856, actor Wallace Beery in 1885, actor Robert Ames in 1899, movie producer Sam Bischoff in 1890, actor Ed Begley in 1901, actor Michael O’Shea in 1906, actress Katherine Hepburn in 1907 (she grew up at 133 Hawthorne St.), actor Robert Kent in 1908, actor Gary Merrill in 1914, actor Tom Tryon in 1926, writer John Gregory Dunne in 1932,  and actress Linda Evans in 1942.
 A law here says that you not, under any circumstances, cross the street walking on your hands.
 Mark Twain built a 19-room Victorian Gothic Mansion here at 452 Farmington in 1874 and lived here until 1891. It was here that he wrote: Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Life on the Mississippi, Huckleberry Finn, A Tramp Abroad and A Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
 Harriet Beecher Stowe lived at 73 Forest St. from 1873 to 1896. It was here that she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin.
 The former home of Samuel Colt, inventor of the Colt revolver is at 80 Wethersford. Colt was born here and also built his revolver factory here at Van Dyke Ave. at Sequassen in 1856.
   A  fire in the Ringling Brothers Circus here killed 168 on July 6, 1944.
 The first bike factory in America was established here by Colonel Albert Augustus Pope in 1877. His first order was for 50 of his Columbia bicycles.
     The first car insurance policy was sold here in 1898.
 General Israel Putnam's original grave stone is under glass here in the North alcove of the Connecticut State Capital.
 Buried here in Cedar Hill Cemetery at 453 Fairfield Ave. are:
–  Samuel Colt, inventor of the Colt Revolver.
–  Katherine Hepburn, actress. Her ashes are in  Section 10.
–  Gilbert Heublein. cocktail, vodka, and steak sauce magnate.
–  John Pierpont Morgan, financier.

HARWINTON –  Railroad tycoon Collis P. Huntington was born here in 1821.

HEBRON –  Inventor Samuel Morey was born here in 1790. He invented the steam boat engine.

KILLINGLY –  Jeweler Charles Tiffany was born here.

KILLINGWORTH – The first type foundry in America was opened here by Abel Buell in 1769. It is said that the statue of King George III, which was torn down in New York, was brought here to Buell's foundry where it was cast into type.  

LITCHFIELD –  Born here in Litchfield, Connecticut were: Revolutionist Ethan Hale in 1738, writer Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1811, and writer Henry Ward Beecher in 1813.
 The first self-winding clock was made here by Benjamin Hanks in 1783. It wound itself up by help of the air.
 Eugene Fodor is buried here in the East Cemetery His Fodor's travel guides are still sold by the millions.
 
LYME – Actress Joan Bennett is buried here in the Pleasant View Cemetery along with her mother and father, actors Mabel and Richard Bennett. She was the sister of actresses Constance and Barbara Bennett.

MANSFIELD – In the 1760's, Dr. Nathaniel Aspinwall introduced the silk culture to Mansfield. Farmers planted mulberry trees to provide food for the silkworms. Soon people were raising silkworms in their homes, feeding them mulberry leaves, and unwinding the cocoons that silkworms spun. In 1810, the first powered silk mill in the United States was built in Mansfield.

MARION  – The first nut and bolt factory in America was established here by Micah Rugg and Martin Barnes in 1840. They employed six operators who produced 500 bolts a day.

MERIDAN –  Singer Rosa Ponselle was born here in 1897.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Singer and bandleader Tony Pastor is buried here in the Saint Sebastian Cemetery.

MIDDLETOWN – Born here in Middletown, Connecticut were statesman Dean Atcheson  in 1893, and baseball player Joey Jay in 1935.

MILFORD – Charles Island, located off of Silver Sands state beach has a long and mysterious history. The Wepawaug Indians regarded the island as sacred ground. Following the defeat of the tribe by English settlers, the Chief put a curse on the island, pronouncing "Any shelter will crumble to the Earth, and he shall be cursed" About 25 years after the defeat of the Wepawaugs, the notorious pirate Captain Kidd reportedly buried part his treasure on the island, and treasure hunters from around the country still look for this stash today. At the end of the 18th century, a monastery was built on the island. After the monks moved in, a series of mysterious deaths, suicides, and bouts of insanity, and subsequent ghosts forced them to abandon the monastery. Today, people report of seeing glowing spectres flitting through the trees, disembodied voices, and phantom monks making processionals through the monastery ruins. The only access to the Island is a causeway that only surfaces from the sea at low tide.

MYSTIC – Shipyards here built ships for the Union Army during the Civil War.

NAUGATUCK –  Hollywood designer Gilbert Adrian was born here in 1903.
 The Goodyear Rubber Company was founded here in 1898.
 
NEW BRITAIN – Walter Camp, the father of American football was born here in 1859.

NEW CANAAN – Murder victim Kitty Genovese is buried here in the Lakeview Cemetery. In 1964, she was the victim of a New York street murder which shocked the nation. 38 witnesses stood by  and didn't help her out or call the police while she was being killed.
  Writer Maxwell Perkins is buried here in the Lakewood Cemetery.

NEW  HARTFORD – The graves of Alma Gluck, operatic soprano and her husband violinist Efrem Zimbalist Sr. are here at the Town Hill Cemetery. They are the parents of actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

NEW  HAVEN –  Born here in New Haven were Charles Goodyear in 1800, (he invented vulcanized rubber), actor Harry Myers in 1882, actor Sam Hardy in 1883, actor Theodore Van Elz in 1894, actor Dewey Robinson in 1898, composer Alfred Newman in 1901, pediatrician Benjamin Spock in 1903, politician Adam Clayton Powell in 1908, cartoonist Al Capp in 1909, actor Junior Coghlan in 1917, TV producer Norman Lear in 1922, , composer Jerry Bock in 1928,  poet Donald Hall in 1928, pianist Pete Jolly in 1932, President George W. Bush in 1946, and actress  Jill Eikenberry in 1947.
 Inventor Eli Whitney worked here and died here. His house is at 275 Orange. He made his first cotton gin here in 1793.
 America's first telephone book was issued here in February 1878.
 The Winchester Rifle Plant was founded here in 1866. The plant once had 19,000 employees - there were less than 200 left in 2006.
 The sprinkler head was invented here by Henry S. Parmelee in 1874.
 The first lollipop-making machine opened for business here in 1908. George Smith named it after a popular racehorse.
 Buried here in Evergreen Cemetery at 92 Winthrop Ave. are:
–  George Weiss former general manger of the New York Yankees. He is in the Zinnia Plot.
–  Oliver Winchester, inventor of the repeating Winchester rifle.
–  Sarah Pardee Winchester, daughter-in-law of Oliver Winchester. An eccentric, she built the 160-room Winchester "Mystery House" in San Jose California. The "spirits" told her in order for her to atone for the people killed by Winchester rifles she would have to continue adding rooms to her house and she would not die. She died in 1922 at age of 85.
–  William Winchester, son of Oliver and husband of Sarah.
–  Mary Hart, known as "Midnight Mary," Legend has it that Mary was either a witch or she was buried alive by her family. Many believe that several days after Mary was buried, her aunt had a dream in which she saw Mary moving  about in her coffin, clawing at the satin liner and screaming for help. When the family had the coffin dug-up and opened, they found a ghastly sight. Mary was dead, but from the grotesque position of her body they knew that she had been buried alive. Her grave stone has the following inscription:  
The people shall be troubled at midnight and pass away. At high noon just from about to renew her daily work, in her full strength of body and mind, Mary E. Hart, having fallen prostrate: remained unconscious, until she died at midnight October 15, 1872, Born December 16, 1824. Mary's pink granite tombstone stands just inside the entrance of the Cemetery.
 Buried in the Grove Street Cemetery at 227 Grove St. are :
–  Walter Camp. Camp, who invented American football, was Yale's first coach and he elected the first all-American football team. He also invented the first tackling dummy.
– Charles Goodyear. He invented vulcanized rubber and is buried on Sycamore Ave.
– Noah Webster. Famous for his Webster Dictionary, he is on Cedar Ave.
– Eli Whitney. He invented the cotton gin. He is on Cedar Ave.
 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, inventor of the Erector Set is buried here in the Beaverdale Memorial Cemetery. He is in Section C, Slot 48, Grave 5.
–  Actor Raymond Massey is in Section D

NEW  LONDON –  Born here in New London were: Mary Phillips, former wife of Humphrey Bogart in 1901, bandleader Larry Elgart in 1922, and Westbrook Van Elz in 1903. He was the voice of the radio March of Time.
 The childhood home of playwright Eugene O'Neill is located here. His mother, who reportedly suffered severe depression, would sneak into a small room next to Eugene's room and he would hear her crying and then giggling to herself throughout the night. She supposedly would inhale methane there. Now a museum, there are reports that mysterious footsteps and sounds of sobbing and giggling are heard in the small room.
 The first toothpaste was invented here in the mid 1880s by dentist Washington Wentworth Sheffield. In 1896, he introduced the first the toothpaste tube.
 Nathan Hale taught school here at the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse on Mill St. Hale taught here from March 1744 to July 1745.
 The Coast Guard Academy is located here.
 The first automatic street light was installed here in 1949.

NEW  MILFORD –  Radio announcer Westbrook Van Voorhis was born here in 1903.
 The main business section centered on Bank Street was almost completely leveled by a fire here in 1902.
 Actor Fredric March and his actress wife Florence Eldridge are buried here on their former estate.

NORWALK – 46 people were killed when a train ran through an open drawbridge and fell into the Norwalk river here on May 6, 1953.  
 Norwalk's first millionaire, LeGrand Lockwood, built his home here in 1864. It cost $1.5 million and had 63 rooms. 295 West Ave.

NORWICH – Revolutionary War General and traitor Benedict Arnold was born here in 1741.
 George Washington stayed here in the Leffingwell Inn in 1776 at 348 Washington St. The Inn was built in 1675

OLD LYME – Josephine Rotch Bigelow, 22, is buried here in the Bigelow family Cemetery. She was shot and killed in a New York Hotel by her millionaire boyfriend, Harry Grew Crosby, nephew of J. Pierpont Morgan. Playboy Crosby then shot himself.

OLD SAYBROOK –  Actress Katherine Hepburn died here on her estate on Long Island Sound in the Fenwick section in 2003. Her home here was sold in 2004 for $12 million.
 Comedian Art Carney is buried here in the Riverside Cemetery. He is best remembered as Ed Norton in the TV show The Honeymooners.

ORANGE – PEZ candy is made here.

REDDING – Skater Dorothy Hamill grew up here in Redding, Connectucut.
 Mark Twain died here in his home “Stromfield” on April 21, 1910.

REDDING RIDGE – Actress Hope Lange was born here in 1931.

RIVERSIDE – Olympic Ice skater Dorothy Hamill grew up here.

SALEM – General Israel Putnam was born in Salem on January 7, 1718. Other sources say he was born in Danvers, Massachusetts.

SIMSBURY –  The first steel mill in America was located here in 1728.

SOUTH KILLINGLY – Mary Kies of South Killingly was the first woman to receive a U.S. patent on May 15th, 1809 for a method of weaving straw with silk.

SOUTH NORWALK –  Actor Horace McMahon was born here in 1907.
 The first Derby hat in America was made here by James Henry Knappin 1850.  

STAMFORD –  Born here in Stamford were writer John Hakes in 1925, TV executive Grant Tinker in 1926 (he was once married to actress Mary Tyler Moore), and actor Christopher Lloyd in 1938.
 The electric razor was invented here by Colonel Jacob Schick in 1928.
 Buried here in the Longridge Congregational Church Cemetery at 455 Old Longridge Rd. are:  
–  Kenny Delmar, radio actor. He is best known as for his role as Senator Beauregard Claghorn on The Fred Allen Show.
–  Benny Goodman, "The King of Swing."
–  Gilda Wilder Radner, comedienne. She is just to the right of the center of the cemetery, near a small ornamental tree and in front of a small shrub surrounded by a small circle of stones.
–  Walter "Red" Smith, sports writer.
–  Gene Tunney, former Heavyweight Champion of the World from 1926 to 1928,
–  Ron Northey, former major league baseball player. He is in the Sanctuary Knoll, Plot 235, Grave 3
 
STONINGTON – George Washington Whistler, father of artist James Whistler, is buried here in the Evergreen Cemetery He died in 1849.

STORRS – Wendy O. Williams, 48, Plasmatics lead singer known as the queen of shock rock, committed suicide here in 1998. Her act included onstage nudity and simulated sex acts. She wore a Mohawk haircut and often appeared on stage dressed only in shaving cream.

STRATFORD – In 1850, the 3-story Phelps Mansion at 1738 Elm St. was the home of Dr. Eliakim Phelps, a Presbyterian minister whose hobby was spiritualism. One day while holding a seance here he summoned the spirit of a witch, Goody Bassett, who was hanged in 1661. Strange things began to happen in the house after that, strange knocking noises, and objects that moved by themselves. After the Phelps family moved out, the hauntings stopped. But the hauntings began again in 1947 when Phelps Mansion was converted into a convalescent nursing home. For 20 years, the staff reported hearing strange voices whispering and heard unexplained knocks and saw heavy doors open and close by themselves. In 1968, the mansion was abandoned and became a refuge for drug addicts and vagrants. In 1971, when police spotted a little girl inside the vacant mansion, they chased her into a third floor bedroom where she vanished into thin air. The mansion was torn down in 1974.
 Actress Arline Judge is buried here in the Saint Michaels Cemetery.

SUFFIELD – Inventor Sylvester Graham was born here in 1794. He invented Graham Crackers in 1829.
 The abandoned Kent mansion here is believed to be haunted by its past owner Sidney Albert Kent. Pictures fall and break. Dogs are scared of certain areas, lights mysteriously go on when they were known to be checked as off .  

TERRYVILLE –  Actor Ted Knight was born here in 1923.

TORRINGTON –  Abolitionist John Brown was born here in Torrington, Connecticut in 1800.

WATERBURY –  Born here in Waterbury were baseball player Red Donahue in in 1873, actor J. Farrell MacDonald in 1875, actress Rosalind Russell in 1908, and photographer Annie Libovitz.
 The Little People Village near here consisted of little doll-like houses and a throne-like chair made from carved rock. There are several legends of the Village and the man who built it. One says that the man who lived here began to hear voices that told him to build the little houses and throne (in which he later killed his wife). Another says that his wife was a witch who demanded that he build the village. Today, the big house is still there with a stone staircase leading down into what was the basement. Only one of the Little People's Houses still remains intact. The throne has been destroyed. The Village is northwest of Waterbury near the 63 and 84 Highways.  

WEST HARTFORD – Noah Webster was born here in 1758 at 227 So. Main.

WESTPORT – Actress Linda Blair was born here in 1959.

WETHERSFIELD – George Washington stayed here at the Webb House for five days while planning the Yorktown campaign in 1781. 211 Main St.
 Singer Sophie Tucker is buried here in the Emanuel Cemetery. at 1361 Berlin Turnpike.

WILLIMANTIC –  Born here in Willimantic, Connecticut were Senator Christopher Dodd in 1944, and singer Eilleen Farrell in 1920.

WINDSOR –  When Amelia Archer-Gilligan established a nursing home here in 1901 at 37 Prospect St., she began taking in old men whom she promptly married after their wills had been signed over to her. Five of them died soon after the wedding, all of them poisoned. Sister Amy also murdered at least a dozen other persons, elderly women who were entrusted to her nursing home, but only after each had drawn up new wills which made her the sole beneficiary. Usually a new patient at the home lasted but a few short months before Amy poisoned their food. A few she suffocated with pillows and chalked up their deaths to heart failure. She became suspect when a relative learned that an elderly aunt had died only a few days after she had been signed over to Amy. The relative went to police who investigated and Amy was arrested. She was tried and convicted of murder in 1914 and sent to the Weathersfield Prison for life. She began to have nervous fits, and after she tried to poison the warden and several guards, she was sent to an insane asylum where she died in 1962 at age 89. Her story was developed into a play and a movie named Arsenic and Old Lace.     GO THERE
 The umbrella was first used here in 1740 and produced a riot of laughs. Neighbors paraded after the user, carrying sieves balanced on broom handles.
 Oliver Ellsworth, the third U. S. Chief Justice is buried here in Palisado Cemetery on Palisado Ave. His former home is at 778 Palisado.

WINSTED – Consumer advocate Ralph Nader was born here in 1934.

WOODBURY –  Al Schacht, the "Crown Prince of Baseball" is buried here in the New North Cemetery A former pitcher for the Washington Senators, he put together a clown act after he retired and appeared at parks across the country.







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