Monthly Archives: March 2017

The next chapter of pro baseball in Hartford

With the Hartford Yard Goats finally set to begin their inaugural season, Hartford Magazine has marked the occasion by publishing a short history of professional baseball in the city, accompanied by some great photos. Starting in 1874, when the Hartford Dark Blues played as one of the charter members of the National League, pro and […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off on The next chapter of pro baseball in Hartford

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day

The latest issue of Connecticut Magazine features “Our Irish Soul: How the Irish Shaped Connecticut, and Vice Versa,” an article by Michael Lee-Murphy. Informative and well-written, it outlines the history of Irish immigrants in our state, starting from their arrival in the early 1600s as indentured servants. Hartford gets a few mentions, including the 1902 […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off on In honor of St. Patrick’s Day

Another blog to bookmark

Anyone interested in the history of Hartford needs to make regular visits to “The Hartfordite,” the blog of longtime WFSB-TV3 news anchor Dennis House. The blog isn’t dedicated exclusively to city history–there’s also plenty about current events, especially when it’s covered on his Sunday morning program, “Face the State.” But House, a native New Englander […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Comments Off on Another blog to bookmark

How has this thing survived?

Because of the huge crowd, most of us who attended the Women’s March on Hartford back in January had to park their cars some distance from the Capitol. In my case, it meant parking in my old neighborhood, on Charter Oak Avenue. There, on one of the utility poles in front of the former Capewell […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Comments Off on How has this thing survived?