Hidden History of Middlesex County, Connecticut

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While Middlesex County is one of the most historic in the nation, some of its past is little known. Researchers found dinosaur tracks in Middlefield that date back 200 million years. The author of Dr. Dolittle, Hugh Lofting, lived in Killingworth, and a young Dr. Seuss spent summers in Clinton. Constance Baker Motley, the first female African American federal judge, resided in Chester. A Portland lake has water levels that fluctuate for no apparent reason. An Essex blacksmith shop was America's oldest continuously run family business. Local authors Robert and Kathleen Hubbard reveal these and many other unforgettable stories.
ISBN: 9781467139274
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: Hidden History
Images: 61
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Hubbard is a retired professor at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut. Kathleen Hubbard is a retired teacher from the Middletown, Connecticut public school system. Both were born in Middletown, and each has lived in Middlesex County for thirty years. They are the authors of Images of America: Middletown and Legendary Locals of Middletown. In addition, Robert is the author of Armchair Reader: The Last Survivors, Images of America: Glastonbury, Connecticut’s Deadliest Tornadoes and Major General Israel Putnam: Hero of the American Revolution.
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