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Washington in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Gunn Memorial Library

 
 
Gunn Memorial Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 12, 2011
1. Gunn Memorial Library Marker
Inscription.
Frederick William Gunn and
Abigail Brinsmade, his wife were
for many years teachers by precept
and example, of truth, honor, and
loving kindness. Their influence
was ennobling and far-reaching.
Earnest and unselfish in their lives
they are held in blessed memory.

 
Erected 1908 by Washington Library Association.
 
Location. 41° 37.857′ N, 73° 18.65′ W. Marker is in Washington, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Wykeham Road and Green Hill Road (Connecticut Route 47), on the left when traveling west on Wykeham Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT 06793, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washington Veterans Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washington World War I Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Washington (approx. 0.8 miles away); A Memorial To The Soldiers Who Served (approx. 3.7 miles away); Roxbury Veterans Monument (approx. 4.8 miles away); Cadet Charles K. Hodge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Roxbury (approx. 4.9 miles away); Mine Hill Preserve (approx. 5.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Gunn Memorial Library.
Gunn Memorial Library image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 12, 2011
2. Gunn Memorial Library
In 1850 Frederick W. Gunn founded The Gunnery, a secondary educational institute. Gunn was a teacher, abolitionist, and father of recreational camping in America. He was one of the founders of the Washington Library Association in 1852. The library was constructed in 1908.
 
Also see . . .  Gunn Memorial Library & Museum. (Submitted on March 14, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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Frederick William Gunn and Abigail Brinsmade Gunn image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 12, 2011
3. Frederick William Gunn and Abigail Brinsmade Gunn
Gunn Memorial Library image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 12, 2011
4. Gunn Memorial Library
Gunn Memorial Library image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 12, 2011
5. Gunn Memorial Library
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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