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Local Historian Writes About 1903 Civil War Monument Dedication in Collinsville

May 25, 2014 History No Comments
A ribbon from the 1903 dedication.  Image courtesy of Clifford T. Alderman

A ribbon from the 1903 dedication.
Image courtesy of Cliff Alderman

John Banks, a local Civil War historian, has written about a post about the 1903 Civil War Monument dedication and some contrasts between Memorial Day then and today. Several of the images in the piece were made from glass negatives that Cliff Alderman, past president of the Unionville Museum, recently had scanned.

Thank you to Mr. Alderman for showing us this piece.

See the entry at http://john-banks.blogspot.com/2014/05/then-now-memorial-day-1903-in.html

New Book Provides a Photographic History of the Collins Company

??????????Despite the allure of the Collins Company, there’s been a dearth of volumes dedicated solely to the factory.

Volunteers at the Canton Historical Museum are looking to change that, starting with the recently released “The Collins Company of Collinsville, Connecticut.”

The book, compiled by Thomas Dunmore Ayres, Kathleen McLeod Taylor and photographer Gregory Kriss, was designed to provide a photo history of the factory, from its opening in 1826 until the doors were shuttered in 1966. … Continue Reading


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