It was said by Lucy Pell, the surgeon’s wife, that a witch had been living among them in Fairfield. In 1653, she claimed she heard such words herself from the condemned Goodwife Bassett who was imprisoned and awaiting her death. Goody Bassett was a middle class wife, hence the Continue reading “The Peculiar Trials of Mary Staples”→
Like all small colonial towns in New England, Easton has its share of ghost stories, but few can compare to the tales told about our oldest burial ground, the Union Cemetery. Set off by stone walls and wrought iron fencing, it sits at the intersection Continue reading “Easton’s Ladies in White”→
Something a little different for this week’s History Corner:
It’s that time of year again. Autumn is here and with Halloween approaching, memories of old ghost stories are sparked by the winds that whistle gently through the falling leaves during the chilling evening hours of Continue reading “The Girl in the Blue Calico Dress”→
Eminent domain. Merrium-Webster defines it as: a right of a government to take private property for public use by virtue of the superior dominion of the sovereign power over all lands within its jurisdiction.
The Historical Society of Easton’s expanded House Plaque Program.
When the Historical Society of Easton was formed during the summer of 1968, the initial mission was to find a parcel of land and then move the 1850’s Adams School House onto it. The schoolhouse had originally been Continue reading “A Sign of the Times”→