Today was lovely, featuring a romp through several boxes of nineteenth-century Connecticut legislative records and lunch with colleagues (only one of whom was the one I'm married to). The answer to the question posed in the title has several parts. First, you needed permission from the General Assembly to establish a fire company. I suppose … Continue reading What do you need to form a fire company (in 1837)?
Recently I had occasion to research the history of the town of Hartland, Connecticut, and discovered that in 1930, its population was 296 - which made it only the second smallest town in the state (Union had 196 residents). That inspired me to take a look at which towns are currently the smallest. The most … Continue reading Small towns in Connecticut