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Eli Terry, Connecticut Clock Maker

Eli Terry masterminded many of the time pieces that exist today, and in the process he helped ignite America’s industrial revolution. His legacy can likely be seen in clocks on the walls of your home, office, school or workplace. Some ...

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Six Historic Downtown Department Stores

People used to dress up when they took the train into the city to visit downtown department stores, plastic charge cards in hand. They often stayed for the day, patronizing nearby theaters, banks, restaurants and other stores, maybe Kresge's or ...

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Six New England Ghost Towns

Though people typically think of ghost towns as belonging to the Old West, New England actually has plenty. Villages that once supported schools and post offices disappeared, leaving only cellar holes and maybe an abandoned building or two. The Great ...

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The Mickey Mouse Watch Is Born in Connecticut

The Mickey Mouse watch put thousands of people to work in Waterbury, Conn., during the depths of the Great Depression. The employment boomlet resulted from the reluctant marriage of the Disney Company to a floundering clock company. Walt Disney himself ...

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