Fall 2012 VOLUME 10/ NUMBER 4
THE 10th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!
IN THIS ISSUE: Is This the Land of Steady Habits? > The Standing Order: Who They Were and Who Took Them Down > Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Colonial Style > And Then Came the French Canadians > A Socialist Mayor for Bridgeport
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10 Letters, etc
11 From the Publisher: Are We the If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It State?
By Elizabeth J. Normen
13 From the State Historian: The Unsteady Meaning of “The Land of Steady Habits“
By Walter W. Woodward
14 Waste Not Want Not: What a Colonial Midden Can Tell Us
A photo essay about frugal Connecticut Yankees. By Ross K. Harper
20 The Land of Steady Constitutional Habits
Why it took us 156 years to adopt a constitution. By Wesley Horton
26 The Standing Order: Connecticut’s Ruling Aristocracy
For the first 180 years, a handful of families ruled Connecticut. By David Corrigan
32 Jasper McLevy: Bridgeport Votes for Change
A socialist takes office. By Mary Witkowski
38 Ensign-Bickford: The Steady Evolution of a Connecticut Family Business
It all began with the saftey fuse. By Dawn Byron Hutchins
46 French Canadians Colonize Connecticut By Ruth Glasser
48 Site Lines: Monuments to Connecticut’s Lost County Government By Paige Durgin
50 A New Gateway to Our State’s Past By the ConnecticutHistory.org Team
53 Spotlight: Events & News from Partner Organizations.