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Milford Lost & Found
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Milford Lost & Found

By Dooling, Michael C.

The Carrollton Press, 2009. First Edition . Illustrated Softcover. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Milford: Lost & Found re-discovers events that have been either lost in the dustbin of history or simply forgotten with the passage of generations and time. Some are historic, others just plain fun. All deserve to be remembered. Why were plays, novels, and romances banned from a Milford library? How did Milford receive the nickname "Sleepy Hollow"? What role did Welch's Point play in the history of camping? Why was the beach at Smith's Point once transformed into a desert, complete with camels? How did a constable cause a stir with fans before the Yale - Harvard football game in 1906? Why did boys from the Milford School parade downtown in their pajamas? Who was Laura of Lauralton Hall fame? When did Milford pass a modesty law requiring women to cover up on their way to and from the beach? What amusement sensation made its state debut here in 1939? Who founded the First Offender Club to help keep kids out of trouble? How did Milford become the front line in the battle over the morning shave?

$18.95

Glastenbury: The History of a Vermont Ghost Town

By Resch, Tyler

Charleston, SC: History Press, 2008. Contains 128 pp., numerous b&w photos, as new condition.. First Edition. Illustrated Softcover. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Catalogs: Local History.

$18.00

Ella: A Biography of Governor Ella Grasso

By Bysiewicz, Susan

Old Saybrook: Peregrine Press, 1984. Contains 145 pp. Bysiewicz is now Connecticut's Secretary of State.. Apparent First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Connecticut History. Catalogs: Local History.

$25.00

Maps of Connecticut for the Years of Industrial Revolution 1801 - 1860

By Thompson, Edmund

Windham, CT: Hawthorn House, 1942. First Edition . Blue Cloth/Pictorial Label. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Volume 2 only (Volume I being the Years before 1800, #123 of an edition limited to 250 copies, b&w and color reproductions of maps, faint 2" x 2" stain on upper right front cover.

$125.00

Two Hartford Conn Postcards of Steamboats

Two color postcards showing the Steamer "Benjamin B. Odell" (Central Hudson Line) postmarked 1916 and the other showing the "Hartford" (postmarked 1922). Both cards have writing on the reverse side with 1-cent stamps and cancellations that are partly visible on the front of the card.

$8.00

History of Manchester Connecticut

By Spiess, Mathias

Manchester: Centennial Committee, 1924. First Edition . Gilt & Green Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 306 pp., b&w illustrations and maps, spine label chipped, minor shelfwear.

$40.00

Early Photograph of "Watering Trough on Bridgeport Road.

Very Good. Image (dated May 28 '92 - i.e., 1892) depicts a horse drawn carriage stopped on a dirt road next to a watering trough resting on two boulders. Photo measures 4.5" x 7.5" and is mounted on a black card. This photo is sold with another image showing an unidentified group of houses. The image resembles the Naugatuck / Housatonic Valley CT area and was acquired in the same lot as the Bridgeport, Connecticut photo.

$20.00