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Historical Markers and War Memorials in East Norwalk
East Norwalk, Connecticut and Vicinity
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| Norwalk’s first European settlers grazed their cattle on this property – hence the name “Calf Pasture.” Among these earliest arrivals was Matthew Marvin, who moved to Norwalk in 1651 (the year the town was founded). His son, . . . — — Map (db m53465) HM|
| Year-round at Calf Pasture, you’ll see people reaping the bounty that Long Island Sound provides. You can participate too, but be sure to first obtain the required permits and then obey all applicable requirements and restrictions. These measures . . . — — Map (db m53470) HM|
| By the late 1800s, swimming (or “bathing” as it was known as then) had become an extremely popular recreational activity in America. In the 1910s, the American Red Cross and Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) responded to the . . . — — Map (db m53471) HM|
|This stone, erected December, 1895, commemorates the purchase from the aboriginal inhabitants, made February 26, 1640-1, by Roger Ludlow, Deputy-Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, framer of its first Code of Laws, and Founder of Norwalk, of . . . — — Map (db m53440) HM|
| This 30-acre open space is what remains of the former Marvin-Taylor farm property, a spread that once was called “one of the fairest domains in Southern New England.” Descendants of one of Norwalk’s earliest residents, Matthew Marvin, . . . — — Map (db m53466) HM|
| In early July 1779, British General William Tryon led 2,600 British and Hessian soldiers on raids down the Connecticut shoreline to punish residents for their “ungenerous and wanton insurrection” against the Crown. They destroyed homes, . . . — — Map (db m53442) HM|
| Marvin Elementary School stands on the site of the former homestead of the Marvin-Taylor family, who lived in the 19-room farmhouse for more than 130 years. William Marvin, an ancestor of one of Norwalk’s earliest settlers, built the house in 1836 . . . — — Map (db m53468) HM|