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The “Stepping Stone” image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, September 16, 2009
The “Stepping Stone”
Connecticut (New Haven County), Cheshire — "Stepping Stone"
This old stone was brought from the center of Prospect early in 1899 by a group of Cheshire young men to serve as a “Stepping Stone” for those attending the church which then stood on the east edge of the present green. — Map (db m48429) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Cheshire — Cheshire
Settled in 1695 as Wallingford “West Farms”, this area obtained status as the village of New Cheshire in 1723. It was incorporated as a town in 1780. Cheshire became famous for its agricultural productivity and light manufacturing. . . . — Map (db m22371) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Cheshire — Cheshire Civil War Monument
[South face] Lincoln [North face] Foote [ Admiral Andrew Hull Foote ] [East plaque] Erected to The Memory of Those Who Enlisted From The Town of Cheshire in The Civil War 1861 – 1865 Capt. Timothy Guilford Lieut. . . . — Map (db m22380) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Cheshire — Cheshire Revolutionary War Monument
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Connecticut (New Haven County), Cheshire — Cheshire World War I Monument
On This Tablet Are Inscribed The Honored Names Of the Men of Cheshire Who Went Forth To Fight in the Great War For Humanity and Justice 1917 – 1919 Wilbur W. Adkins Richard H. Atwood Earle W. Barnes George S. Barton William H. . . . — Map (db m22403) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Cheshire — First Church Of Cheshire
The First Church Of Cheshire Congregational Second Meeting House On This Site 1737 --- 1826 Marker Placed May 1991 — Map (db m22382) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Cheshire — Lock 12 Farmington Canal
In the early 1800's, the Farmington Canal was built between Northampton and New haven; Irish immigrants dug the canal by hand. The Canal locks controlled the flow of the water to compensate for the slope of the land. Farmers living nearby would . . . — Map (db m27567) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Cheshire — The Medal of Honor Plaza and “Living Classroom”
The Medal of Honor Plaza and “Living Classroom” Dedicated May 26, 1996 Alfred C. Adinolfi, U.S. Air Force, Chairman and Town Councilman S. Kenneth Baril, U.S. Army Harold Mosher, U.S. Army John White, U.S. Navy Henry E. . . . — Map (db m22456) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Cheshire — Town of Cheshire Memorial Plaza
Honoring Our Veterans 1754 French and Indian War 1763 Reuben Hitchcock Edward Parker Ephraim Parker 1775 Revolutionary War 1783 Asa Bellamy Justus Bellamy Reuben Bellamy Silas Bellamy Asa Bronson Elisha Cowles Amos Parker . . . — Map (db m22406) WM

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