Milford: A Brief History

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Purchased for six coats, twelve iron axes, ten blankets, twelve hatchets, twelve hoes, two dozen knives, six mirrors and a kettle, the town of Milford has blossomed into one of Connecticut's most treasured places. Local journalist and historian Frank Juliano takes us through the incredible stories of his town, including a series of vignettes about famous Milford residents such as Simon Lake, whose technology led to the development of the modern submarine. From the American Revolution, when seventy-three men from Milford marched to Boston to fight in the famous Battle of Lexington and Concord, to the backyard pit of a local farmhouse that was surely a stop on the Underground Railroad, Milford has its roots firmly grounded in the bedrock of American history.
ISBN: 9781596299245
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Connecticut
Series: Brief History
Images: 58
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Frank A. Juliano has been covering Milford for the Connecticut Post since 1995, back when the community was only 356 years old. He has also covered the towns of Trumbull, Newtown, Ansonia and Seymour and the cities of Derby, Waterbury and West Haven in a 30-year newspaper career. The author and his wife, Nancy, live in the Woodmont section of Milford with their beagles, Mazie and Lily.
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