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Clinton, Connecticut, is a small shoreline town situated 25 miles east of New Haven. It was founded in 1663 when a committee appointed by the General Court at Hartford laid out a settlement called the Homonoscitt Plantation. In 1838, following multiple name changes during the intervening years, it came to be known as Clinton. It is two hours by car or commuter train from New York City and two and a half hours from Boston. And for those that ski, it is three hours from Southern Vermont and New Hampshire. Clinton was the birthplace of Yale College in 1701; the hometown of choice for a family and their performing bears, who, for years, headlined with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey; and the place where Dr. Seuss spent his summers. More recently, Tony Award–winning actor Jefferson Mays and television journalist Erica Hill grew up there.
ISBN: 9781467103558
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 194
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Peggy Adler has authored five titles for New York City publishers, illustrated two dozen, and provided art for the Bronx Zoo and the Humane Society of the United States. Additionally, she coordinated the 1969 world premiere of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid for 20th Century Fox, worked as a consultant for the US House of Representatives’ October Surprise Task Force, and served eight years as a Clinton police commissioner.