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Illustration of a solar motor consisting of a concave mirror directing sun light at a boiler in order to make steam to pump water.

A Belated Earth Day Blog, 2019

Monster Solar Motor, 1901 On April 16, 1901, subscribers to the Waterbury Democrat read about a “monster solar motor” installed on an ostrich farm in Pasadena, California. The beast was reported capable of lifting...

Front page with photo of Governor Chester Bowles signing legislation ruling out bias in the National guard, Major General Reincke is looking over his shoulder.

In 1949, CT Made Civil Rights News

“ ‘Jim Crow’ was handed a dishonorable discharge from the Connecticut National Guard on March 16, 1949, when Governor Chester Bowles signed a bill outlawing segregation and discrimination on account of race, creed, or...

An image of two working girls in frigid water up to their shoulders.

When the Temperature Hits 12 Degrees. . .

Arctic cold did not stop them. The 1920s were known as a decade of youth fads, including pole sitting and goldfish swallowing. Connecticut youth were not left behind. The Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project is...

Connecticut Labor Press/News

LCCN:  sn92051282, The Connecticut Labor Press (New Haven, Conn.), 191?-1921 LCCN:  sn92051283, The Connecticut Labor News (New Haven, Conn.), 1921-1925   The masthead of the Connecticut Labor Press of 1920 declared the 3-cent weekly...

Influenza in Connecticut, 1918

  Lester H. Thompson, a Connecticut soldier from New Haven, lost his life shortly after arriving in France in 1918. His parents thought “he caught a cold on the transport” and that it later...

Connecticut Recognizes Labor Day

Check out the new online display of historic Labor Day souvenir ribbons and great clips from digitized historic Connecticut state newspapers! It can be found on the website of the Connecticut History Museum at...

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