Monday, October 31, 2011

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...

Our first snowstorm makes Connecticut's settlement patterns seem much more logical. Old Saybrook, Wethersfield, and Windsor are Connecticut's oldest towns. All are - surprise, surprise - right on the Connecticut River. It was a convenient way to ensure you weren't lost in the wilderness. When the river was open, you could use it to travel. And if it froze... It gives you a new appreciation for how or ancestors planned to live without snowplows.

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