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Isaac Bissell Spreads the Lexington Alarm

Isaac Bissell electrified the colonies of Massachusetts and Connecticcut with the news of the Battle of Lexington in April 1775. He rode farther, faster and harder than Paul Revere, but is not so well-remembered. Unfortunately for the heroic messenger, ‘Bissell’ ...

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Morgan Bulkeley, The Crowbar Governor

Success came easily to Morgan Bulkeley, but still he had to crowbar his way into the Connecticut governor’s office. Literally. He ran for governor of Connecticut and mayor of Hartford at the same time he was president of the Aetna ...

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