A Guide to Historic Hartford, Connecticut

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Experience Hartford's unique history with twelve historical tours of the capital city of Connecticut.

Discover the homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe in Nook Farm, a progressive section of Asylum Hill that was home to a community of influential writers, politicians and social activists.

Walk the grounds of the Colt Armory, where Samuel Colt established his revolutionary firearm-manufacturing ...

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Overview

Experience Hartford's unique history with twelve historical tours of the capital city of Connecticut.

Discover the homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe in Nook Farm, a progressive section of Asylum Hill that was home to a community of influential writers, politicians and social activists.

Walk the grounds of the Colt Armory, where Samuel Colt established his revolutionary firearm-manufacturing enterprise.

Hartford, Connecticut, was settled as an agrarian society with fertile fields and abundant crops at the confluence of the Connecticut, and Little (later Park) Rivers by Reverend Thomas Hooker and his Puritan congregation. Navigation on the rivers quickly established the city as a center for commerce. Author Daniel Sterner delves into the history of Hartford with tours from Bushnell Park to Asylum Hill and through Frog Hollow. Discover the many people, places and events that have shaped the capital of the Constitution State.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609496357
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 7/8/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 967,475
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Sterner has been a guide at the Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe Houses in Hartford and the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut. His website, Historic Buildings of Connecticut, won an award from the Hartford Preservation Alliance in 2008.
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Table of Contents

Preface 5

Tour 1 Downtown South 9

Tour 2 Downtown North and West 31

Tour 3 Bushnell Park and the Capitol Area 49

Tour 4 Old and New East Side 65

Tour 5 South Green 71

Tour 6 Sheldon-Charter Oak 81

Tour 7 South End 91

Tour 8 North End 103

Tour 9 Frog Hollow and Parkville 121

Tour 10 Asylum Hill 133

Tour 11 West End South 157

Tour 12 West End North 169

Bibliography 179

Index 181

About the Author 191

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