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Fall 2012 VOLUME 10/ NUMBER 4 – THE 10th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!

Fall 2012 Issue

+ Is This the Land of Steady Habits?

+ The Standing Order: Who They Were and Who Took Them Down

+ Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Colonial Style

+ And Then Came the French Canadians

+ A Socialist Mayor for Bridgeport

 

 

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Features

14 Waste Not Want Not
A photo essay about frugal Connecticut Yankees.
By Ross K. Harper

20 The Land of Steady Constitutional Habits CLICK HERE TO READ
Why it took us 156 years to adopt a constitution.
By Wesley Horton

26 Connecticut’s Ruling Aristocracy CLICK HERE TO READ
For the first 180 years, a handful of families ruled Connecticut.
By David Corrigan

32 Bridgeport Votes for Change
A socialist takes office.
By Mary Witkowski

38 The Steady Evolution of a Connecticut Family Business
It all began with the saftey fuse.
By Dawn Byron Hutchins

Contents

pg 10 Letters, etc

pg 13 From the State Historian: The Unsteady Meaning of “The Land of Steady Habits” CLICK HERE TO READ
By Walter W. Woodward

pg 14 Waste Not, Want Not
By Ross K. Harper

pg 20 The Land of Steady Constitutional Habits
By Wesley Horton

pg 26 Connecticut’s Ruling Aristocracy
By David Corrigan

pg 32 Bridgeport Votes for Change
By Mary Witkowski

pg 38 The Steady Evolution of a Connecticut Family Business
By Dawn Byron Hutchins

pg 46 French Canadians Colonize Connecticut
By Ruth Glasser

pg 48 Site Lines: Monuments to Connecticut’s Lost County Government
By Paige Durgin

pg 50 A New Gateway to Our State’s Past
By the ConnecticutHistory.org Team

pg 53 Spotlight: Events & News from Partner Organizations.

pg 57 Afterword

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