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Andover’s Constitution Oak image, Touch for more information
By Alan M. Perrie, March 27, 2016
Andover’s Constitution Oak
Connecticut (Tolland County), Andover — Constitution Oak
1902 Constitutional Oak (a Pin Oak-Quercus palustris) Planted May 3, 1902 to commemorate the State Constitutional Convention of that year — Map (db m93612) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Andover — Eleazar Wheelock
3 1/2 miles S.E. (route 87) Eleazar Wheelock’s Indian School, 1754 from which developed Dartmouth College. — Map (db m111675) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Andover — WWII Japanese 37 mm anti-tank cannon history
This WWII Japanese 37 mm anti-tank cannon was liberated from Japanese troops in the mountains of the Solomon Islands during WWII by Tech. Sgt. “Duke” Baldwin. Baldwin, of the 169th Regiment, 43rd Division, dismantled and packed the . . . — Map (db m111723) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Columbia — Columbia
In May, 1700, William Clarke and Deacon Josiah Dewey acquired land in Lebanon Crank by agreement with Oweneco, son of the Indian sachem Unicas. Settlers arrived and, in 1715, pleading remoteness from the place of worship . . . — Map (db m111908) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Columbia — Eleazar Wheelock D.D.
In 1755 Eleazar Wheelock D.D. minister at Lebanon Crank now Columbia founded near this spot Moor’s Indian Charity School In 1769 the school was removed to Hanover New Hampshire From this beginning arose Dartmouth . . . — Map (db m111909) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Columbia — Moor’s Charity School
Moor’s Charity School 1755 - 1769 Columbia, Connecticut proudly remembered for two hundred years by generations of Dartmouth Men as seeding ground of Dartmouth College and faithful steward of Eleazar Wheelock’s generous and . . . — Map (db m111911) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Coventry — Captain Nathan Hale Monument
Captain Nathan Hale 1776 Born at Coventry June 6, 1755 I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country Died at New York Sep 22, 1776 — Map (db m12219) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Ellington — Constitutional Oak
Constitutional Oak Presented To Francis M. Charter Delegate From Ellington At The 1902 Connecticut Constitutional Convention Erected By Grange No. 46 P. of H. 1967 — Map (db m111902) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Ellington — Ellington
Ellington This region was named by Indian inhabitants Weaxskashuck, meaning Great Marsh. Early white settlers called it Windsor Goshen or Great Marsh. In 1671 Town of Windsor purchased western part from the Indians, receiving eastern portion later . . . — Map (db m111898) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Ellington — Ellington Remembers
( west plaque ) 1675   Colonial Wars   1763 Bingham Ithamar · Ellsworth Daniel · Fitch Medinah · Hubbard Isaac · Pierson Benjamin · Pinney Benjamin Jr. · Pinney Joseph Jr. · Wadsworth Ichabod 1812   War with England   1814 Collins Jabez . . . — Map (db m111901) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Ellington — Ellington Veterans Memorial
In Honor Of Those Who Gave Their Lives 1941   World War II   1945 SN Thomas J. La Boc   Aug. 10, 1942 · AF Francis M. Brigham   Jan. 9, 1943 · LT George J. Bolles   Dec. 23, 1943 · PVT Arthur T. Kelly   Apr. 7, 1944 · PVT Lewis White   July 9, . . . — Map (db m111900) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Ellington — Ellington Wall of Honor
Ellington Wall of Honor Honored 2001 John B. Decarli 1885 — 1935 E.V.F.D. Charter Member · Captain Constable 1915 – 1935 Nellie E. McKnight 1894 — 1981 Educator · Librarian · Historian . . . — Map (db m111846) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Ellington — First Meeting House
Site Of The First Meeting House Ellington Congregational Church 1739   —   1806 Marker Erected By Ellington Grange 1976 — Map (db m111899) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Mansfield Center — Mansfield
Front The area that became Mansfield was included in land acquired by sixteen residents of Norwich and nearby towns from Mohegan Indian chief Joshua, son of Uncas. This tract was incorporated as the town of Windham in 1692. At . . . — Map (db m101968) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Somers — Descendant of the Original Charter Oak
Descendant of the Original Charter Oak May It Grow As Strong As Our Country Somers Lions Club     May 30, 2002 — Map (db m113827) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Somers — Scitico Roll of Honor
Scitico Roll of Honor WW II Aleskwiz, Frank · Aleskwiz, John · Aleskwiz, Raymond · Brenick, George J. · Berry, Arthur C. · Chaput, Emery A. · Conlin, Charles · Conlin, Earl * · Conlin, Joseph · Conlin, Thomas · Conlon, Roland R. · Crochetiere, . . . — Map (db m113853) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Somers — Somers
Somers Named 1734 Settlement was begun here in "East Enfield" about 1706 by Benjamin Jones, followed in 1713 by Edward Kibbe, James Pease, Timothy Roote, and John McGregory. The Town of Somers was incorporated in 1734 by the General Court of . . . — Map (db m113828) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Somers — Somers and Somersville Veterans Memorial
This Memorial Is Dedicated In Honor Of the Men and Women of Somers and Somersville, Who Served Their Country In the Armed Forces and Helped to Preserve Our Freedom and Democracy. Presented by the American Legion Buck – Dubiel Post . . . — Map (db m113852) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Somers — Somers Memorial Honor Roll
Somers Memorial Honor Roll In Memory of Longin Sonski Civil War Francis Aborn · William Burbank · Edward Hagen · James Drake · Alonzo Griswold · Milo D. Smith · Henry Bond · Henry Barber · Joseph Granmont · Whitney Lathrop · Cornelius Wildman . . . — Map (db m113826) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Somers — Somers Veterans Memorial
In Memory Of Those Who Served In The Defense And Protection of Their Country “They served in war that peace might reign. Let justice and truth that peace maintain.” ( plaques at the base ) Oliver Chapin Pvt Conn . . . — Map (db m113850) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Stafford Springs — Attilio R. “Pop” Frassinelli
This Plaque Is Erected In Memory Of Attilio R. “Pop” Frassinelli Lieutenant Governor State of Connecticut 1967 – 1971 For His Many Contributions to the Town of Stafford — Map (db m111937) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Stafford Springs — Stafford
Stafford This is the home of the famous mineral springs where the Indians met to drink the iron and sulphur waters to make them “lively” and to which the future President John Adams came for his health in 1771. Later the elite of the . . . — Map (db m111917) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Stafford Springs — Stafford Monument of Honor 20th Century
( left monument ) Dedicated to the Memory of All the Veterans from Stafford Who So Gallantly Served Their Country During the Conflicts of the 20th Century World War I   04-06-1917 — 11-11-1918 ( 259 names are listed ) . . . — Map (db m111939) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Stafford Springs — Stafford Soldiers Monument
One Nation Indivisible With Liberty And Justice For All 1861 1865 The Gift Of Colonel Charles Warren To The Town Of His Nativity — Map (db m111936) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Stafford Springs — Stafford Wall of Honor 20th Century
Stafford Wall of Honor 20th Century Killed In Action WWI Bousquet, W. · Cunningham, M. · Needham, C. · Roberts, C. · Strazza, A. · Swift, E. WWII Carocari, A. · Cooley, J. · Hajosy, F. · Hipsky, A. · Klecak, F. · Panciera, J. · . . . — Map (db m111941) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Tolland — Tolland
Tolland Formerly a part of Windsor and named after Tolland in England, was settled in 1713 and granted a charter in 1715. The first homes were built in 1713 on a highway at Grant's Hill, so called from ancestors of President Ulysses S. Grant. . . . — Map (db m111914) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Tolland — Tolland Founders Monument
1715   Tolland   2015 300th Anniversary Our Founders On its 300th anniversary in 2015, the town of Tolland honored these 59 pioneers, who, on May 9, 1713, first petitioned the colony to create our beloved town. Tolland was granted a charter on . . . — Map (db m111913) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Tolland — Tolland Veterans Monument
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Connecticut (Tolland County), Union — Site of the first Meetinghouse in Union
Site of the first Meetinghouse in Union 1741 – 1844 Pastors Ebenezer Wyman 1738 – 1746 Caleb Hitchcock 1749 – 1758 Ezra Horton 1759 – 1788 David Avery 1796 – 1799 Nehemiah Beardsley 1824 – 1831 1908 — Map (db m123201) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Union — The Town Pound
Hitching Post # 3 Animal control was a topic of government interest in Union early on. At a town meeting on December 25, 1738 Alexander McNall, (Union’s first settler) was chosen fence viewer and Amos Stickney and W. Robert Paul were continued . . . — Map (db m123871) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Union — Union
Union Incorporated 1734 This was the last town to be settled east of the Connecticut River, because of its rough terrain and poor soil. In 1633 John Oldham, an adventurer from Massachusetts, obtained from the Indians here specimens of black lead . . . — Map (db m113802) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Union — Union Civil War Memorial
Dedicated In Grateful Memory, To The Mothers Who Gave Their Sons, To The Soldiers Who Gave Their Lives And To Those Who Daring To Die, Survived The War Of The Rebellion 1861 – 1865 ( right plaque ) Roster of Men From . . . — Map (db m113801) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Union — Union Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Sons and Daughters of Union Whose Sacrifices Have Contributed to the Freedom We Enjoy Today ( left stone ) World War I Robert R. Miller · Andrew Rizner · Lewis E. Scranton · Frederick Horsman · Leroy P. Porter · Paul . . . — Map (db m113799) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Union — Union’s 250th Birthday Time Capsule
Buried 8-18-1984 by Union Historical Society Uncover 8-19-2034 This was the stepping stone to The Center School C. 1844 Plaque gift of Gertrude and Maurice Chappell — Map (db m123874) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Vernon — Cogswell Memorial Fountain
Cogswell Memorial Fountain Through the generosity of Rosetta Pitkat, a life-long resident of Rockville, This statue of Dr. Henry D. Cogswell was commissioned by the Rockville Downtown Association. The Statue, originally cast of zinc alloy in 1883, . . . — Map (db m111843) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Vernon — Fitch Mill, Belding Silk Mills & Dart's Stone Mill
Fitch Mill, Belding Silk Mills & Dart's Stone Mill In the late 1700s, the terrain at this corner was a wilderness, with ancient hemlocks growing on steep ledges overhanging the river. The Hockanum River tumbled out of Snipsic Lake, and down a . . . — Map (db m111816) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Vernon — Fox Hill Tower - War Memorial Tower
( inscribed on the four arched panels on the center column ) City of Rockville · Town of Vernon War Veterans · Army · Justice War Veterans · Navy · Freedom War Veterans · Marine Corps · Democracy — Map (db m111845) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Vernon — Vernon
Vernon First settled by families from East Windsor in 1716 and originally a part of East Windsor and Bolton, the Town of Vernon was incorporated in 1808 by division of the Town of Bolton. In 1889 the City of Rockville, named from the Rock Mill, was . . . — Map (db m111842) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Vernon — Vernon Korean War Monument
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Connecticut (Tolland County), Vernon — Vernon Veterans Monument
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Connecticut (Tolland County), Vernon — Vernon Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Connecticut (Tolland County), Willington — This Edifice
1727–1727. This edifice originally a Meeting House was donated by the Wilington Ecclesiastical Society to the Town of Willington for the use of the public and to perpetuate the memory of the forefathers and foremothers who with . . . — Map (db m1623) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Willington — Town of Willington, ConnecticutWorld War I Memorial
This monument is erected by the citizens of the Town of Willington, Connecticut in sacred memory and appreciation of those brave men who went forth in response to the call of our country to fight for its freedom and peace. . . . — Map (db m101966) WM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Willington — WillingtonIncorporated 1727
In 1720 a party of eight men, originally from England, bought sixteen thousand acres in this region and called it Wellington. One of these, Roger Wolcott, subsequently became governor of Connecticut (1750–1754). After a century of farming . . . — Map (db m1622) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Willington — Willington
Birthplace of Jared Sparks 1789-1866. Historian President of Harvard — Map (db m101965) HM
Connecticut (Tolland County), Willington — Willington
Willington Birthplace of Jared Sparks 1789-1866, Historian President of Harvard — Map (db m115832) HM

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