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EAST HADDAM HISTORY

Legacy of Progress
Resorts of Moodus
A Day at Banner Lodge
Mills Along the River
Best Fish Nets in America
The Coops Go Up in Smoke
Constant Waterman Journal
Memories of Meat
The Last Whaler
Old Chimney Stacks
East Haddam in 1913
Ode to a River Town
Early East Haddam

CONNECTICUT CULTURE

CT Barns
CT Freedom Trail
CT Heritage Gateway
CT Historical Society
CT History Online
CT Landmarks
CT Town Greens
Eli Whitney Museum
Mystic Seaport
Old State House

CONNECTICUT TELEVISION

As We Tell Our Stories
Between Boston & NY
Colt: Legend & Legacy
Connecticut & the Sea
Crusaders & Criminals
East of the River
From Here to There
The Green
The Mark of Uncas
The New Pequot
The Real Bob Steele
Schemitzun!
Suburbia: The Good Life?
USS Nautilus
Working the Land

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COLT: LEGEND & LEGACY

The man, the gun and the company
that defined 19th-Century America

Hartford's Revolver King Sam Colt and his wife Elizabeth were international media stars in the 19th century. Colt's state-of-the-art firearms won wars and created an industrial empire.

LEFT TO DIE

The horrifying loss of the USS Juneau
and its crew during WWII

The Five Sullivan Bros., who died together in 1942 with nearly 700 shipmates in one of the country's greatest naval disasters.

THE MARK OF UNCAS

He was the most important player
in a rapidly changing 17th-Century America

Narrated by Eric Schweig

Uncas, the great sachem of the Mohegan Tribe, made friends with the English colonists and ensured the survival of his tribe.

SCHEMITZUN!

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe hosts the
World Championship of Indian Song & Dance

Native dance, drumming, singing, craft and food highlight this huge powwow.

USS NAUTILUS

The first nuclear submarine's role
in both the Cold War and nuclear power

USS Nautilus, the first of the U.S. nuclear fleet, proved that nuclear power could greatly enhance the power, durability and stealth of the submarine. 

CONNECTICUT DOCUMENTARIES

AS WE TELL OUR STORIES

The history, culture and politics
of Connecticut's Native Americans

Mohegan Medicine Woman Gladys Tantaquidgeon in her Tantaquidgeon Museum. She was in many ways a key to the modern-day resurgence of the Mohegan Tribe. 

BETWEEN BOSTON & NEW YORK

What sets Connecticut and its residents
apart from its neighbors to the west and east

From the Colonial period to today, Connecticut has benefited from its location between the two major cities. How has our sense of place and of ourselves changed through the years?

CONNECTICUT & THE SEA

How the sea influences state history,
culture, agriculture and commerce

Narrated by Walter Cronkite

The state's maritime connections are plentiful. In Stonington, the state's last fishing fleet is celebrated every year with a parade that precedes the blessing of the fleet.

CRUSADERS & CRIMINALS

Seven U.S. Supreme Court cases
that involved Connecticut residents

The Jehovah's Witnesses won a major freedom-of-religion case relating to their door-to-door canvassing in Connecticut.

EAST OF THE RIVER

The story of Eastern Connecticut,
from the Revolution to the casino age

Agriculture, mills and manufacturing, maritime connections, defense and gambling have all helped to define the towns east of the Connecticut River 

FROM HERE TO THERE

How transportation affects
our lifestyle and the economy

In Connecticut all roads lead to the suburbs,  but it is taking longer to get there.  

THE GREEN

How Connecticut's town greens
became treasured community icons

The Litchfield Green is a popular place for recreation and community events.

THE NEW PEQUOT

The history and spectacular rebirth
of the Mashantucket Pequot tribe

Mashantucket Pequot Vice Chairman Skip Hayward and tribal archaeologist Kevin McBride look over the site of a fort where in 1637 hundreds of Pequots were killed by the English.

THE REAL BOB STEELE

The life and times of Connecticut's
most popular media personality.

Narrated by Joanne Nesti

Broadcaster Bob Steele brightened the mornings of radio  listeners for more than 65 years.

Someday All This Will Be Yours

SOMEDAY ALL THIS WILL BE YOURS

The multi-generational history
of an African-American family business

In 1955, Freddye and Jake Henderson opened a small travel agency in Atlanta, which pioneered in American tourism to Africa.

SUBURBIA: THE GOOD LIFE IN CT?

Our love for the suburbs
is a defining part of life in the state

Connecticut is one of the most highly suburbanized states in the country. The suburbs are where we want to be, but at what price?

WORKING THE LAND

The story of Connecticut agriculture,
from first settlement to today

Narrated by Sam Waterston

Connecticut farmers and the farming way of life helped to build the state, give sustenance to millions, and provide residents with a special sense of place.

STUFF WE LIKE
Hokusai Says
by Roger Keyes
 

Hokusai says...

Look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing.

He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing. You just get more who you really are.

He says get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself as long as itís interesting.

He says keep doing what you love.

He says keep praying.

He says every one of us is a child, every one of us is ancient, every one of us has a body.

He says every one of us is frightened. He says every one of us has to find a way to live with fear.

He says everything is alive -- shells, buildings, people, fish, mountains, trees. Wood is alive. Water is alive.

Everything has its own life. Everything lives inside us. He says live with the world inside you.

It matters that you care. It matters that you feel. It matters that you notice. It matters that life lives through you.

Contentment is life living through you.

Joy is life living through you.

Satisfaction and strength Is life living through you.

Peace is life living through you.

He says donít be afraid. Donít be afraid.

Look, feel, let life take you by the hand.

Let life live through you. 

Katsushika Hokusai
1760-1849

THE SOLAR SOLUTION

Mother Earth News Contributing Editor Steve Heckeroth explains why solar energy is the solution to our fossil-fueled crisis.

THE WONDER OF WIND

Another Mother article artfully argues for windmills and wind farms as a "higher order of beauty" that can provide a significant percentage of our electricity.

GREEN WEBSITES

BlueEgg

All things being eco

EarthMoment

Green shopping

EcoGeek

Gadget, tools, guides

Ecorazzi

Celebrities do green

GreenTreks

World-changing stories

Grist

News & Commentary

GreenBiz

The green bottom line

Mongabay

Wildlife & wild places

TreeHugger

Eco goes mainstream

WorldChanging

Products, ideas, trends

ZeroFootprint

Eco-calculator

ECO-BLOGS

ClimateEthics

The right thing to do

Climate Progress

Solid climate realism

Dot Earth

NYT enviro reports

Earth2Tech

Tech matters

EnvironmentalCapital

Green biz by WSJ staff

Inspired Protagonist

Earthly inspiration

The Good Human

Don't blow it...

No Impact Man

What you can do

RealClimate

Green scientists explain

Swithboard

NRDC blogs it up

 

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