Mark Twain was born in Missouri but lived much of his life in the State of CT. Twain lived to be 74 and lived 19 of those years in the Nutmeg State.
Visual Guide of Mark Twain's Redding + Hartford , CT Homes and Years
Mark Twain lived in CT for nearly 20 years, he owned homes in Hartford and Redding. Twain even purchased a second Redding home for his daughter. During his CT years he wrote classics like; "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court."
Each week on the Ethan and Lou Radio Show we are joined in the studio by Mike Allen for a segment we call: "The Place You Live." Mike brings his research findings with him and shares another amazing local story, this week, it was all about Mark Twain's ties to the Constitution State. This is a visual guide of Mark Twain's footprint on Connecticut.
Just when I believe I've heard every CT story, there is another. Not only did I not know Twain lived in CT but if you'd told me, I would assume it was a summer home or he didn't live here long. Connecticut is rich with history of all kinds, including being home to literary giants.
Listen to "The Place You Live" with Mike Allen on the Ethan and Lou Show every Tuesday morning starting at 8 am for the best local tales money can buy. They are free, it costs you nothing.
44 Images From Inside the Haunting + Historic Old Jail in Danbury
Rich history and survival is the story of Danbury's Old Jail. It's historical significance in the Hat City is unquestionable, and many residents know some of the facts. What people may not know, is that it took great effort on the part of many Danbury residents to keep it protected. It's not a miracle that it stands today, it's a result of hard work and respect for the City's narrative. Here I share with you some of the facts that make the Old Jail special, the work it took to keep it intact and why I found the space haunting.
Exploring Beyond the Rusty Gates of Danbury's Oldest Cemetery on Wooster Street
I live just down the block from the Wooster Street Cemetery and whenever I pass, I am always struck at how odd it is. You have this quiet, beautiful place that is dedicated to the people who were buried there, in the middle of a busy city and almost no one ever goes there. I decided to go take a deeper look around and see what was beyond the iron gates and stone walls.
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trigger childhood memories—and which ones were here and gone so fast you missed them entirely.
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