What if – Easton had a Railroad?

Part Three of the Historical Society of Easton’s Series on transportation in Easton. Our Easton in the service Series will continue in July.

By 1900 there were only four towns in Fairfield County that weren’t served by a railroad – Sherman, New Fairfield, Weston and our own Easton. Continue reading “What if – Easton had a Railroad?”

From Cowpaths to Highways – A Two Hundred & Fifty Year Journey

Part Two of the Historical Society of Easton’s Series on Transportation in Easton. Our Easton in the Service Series will resume in July.

Prior to the Town of Fairfield’s purchase of approximately 52,000 acres of land from Native Americans during the 1660’s, the land that now comprises Continue reading “From Cowpaths to Highways – A Two Hundred & Fifty Year Journey”

Remembering Easton’s Lost Sons

It is fair to say that US senator Daniel Inouye, a decorated World War II veteran, was not a fan of the Memorial Day weekend.  For almost a quarter century, the legislator from Hawaii fought to have this national holiday reverted to its original date of May 30th as opposed to our Continue reading “Remembering Easton’s Lost Sons”

A Unique Opportunity to Preserve Our Heritage

This is everyone’s opportunity to see this magnificent structure up close and personal! Making sure that this church remains intact for future generations is the responsibility of this generation. Let’s not let our grandchildren and great grandchildren down!

Edwin Gilbert Continue reading “A Unique Opportunity to Preserve Our Heritage”

The Long & Winding Road – The Transition from the Horse & Buggy to the Automobile

Part One of the Historical Society of Easton’s Series on Transportation in Easton.

In the beginning, when man needed to move about the landscape, he walked. Everywhere. All the time.

By the time our ancestors arrived in Easton and Redding, they had either horses or oxen to aid Continue reading “The Long & Winding Road – The Transition from the Horse & Buggy to the Automobile”

Genealogy – Tools & Tricks of the Trade

Everyone has seen those warm & fuzzy advertisements on television singing the praises of ancestry.com and its ability to provide you with links to your long-forgotten ancestors and the roots of your family tree. Amazingly, the handsome young chap in their commercial is the spitting Continue reading “Genealogy – Tools & Tricks of the Trade”

Remembering the Narrows – As Recalled and Narrated by the Late Arthur Wheeler

Arthur Ellis Wheeler was born May 9, 1887 in Easton. He worked for Burritt Lumber in Bridgeport in its various corporate forms for his entire career, beginning as an estimator in 1905, then rising to their corporate secretary in 1936 – a position he held until his retirement in 1973. Continue reading “Remembering the Narrows – As Recalled and Narrated by the Late Arthur Wheeler”

Hot Dog Wars – the Blue Bird Inn v. the Blue Bird Inn

One of my favorite activities as a child was taking a weekend drive around Easton & Weston with my father in his sporty British Racing Green Jaguar XK-140 coupe. At least once or twice a month, the throaty Jag would find its way to the Old Blue Bird Inn on Black Rock Turnpike. My Continue reading “Hot Dog Wars – the Blue Bird Inn v. the Blue Bird Inn”

Exploring Historical and Present-Day Racism

The Easton Public Library and Christ Church Easton are co-hosting a free Zoom screening of the award-winning documentary, “Traces of the Trade,” on April 29 at 7 p.m.

By uncovering her family’s story, the filmmaker reveals this country’s slave trade history, focusing on the centrality Continue reading “Exploring Historical and Present-Day Racism”

James & Frank Nagy – Easton Brothers Gone To War

Part of the Historical Society of Easton’s year-long series: Easton in the Service.

Immigrants aboard the SS Kroonland heading from Antwerp to New York for a new and better life in the early 20th Century

It was cold and raining when a 20-year-old Hungarian by the name of Gabor Continue reading “James & Frank Nagy – Easton Brothers Gone To War”

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