VOLUME 13/NUMBER 3
Connecticut Explored CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER
IN THIS ISSUE: Historic Preservation—Not Just Buildings > What We Took Home From the World’s Fair > Miss McCook’s Big Save > The Bridge of Billy Joel’s Dreams > Trains and Planes, too
ON THE COVER: Middletown’s railroad and Arrigoni bridges reflected in the Connecticut River. (detail)
photo: Robert Benson, 1993
Table of Contents
9 Hog River Journal
10 Letters, etc.
13 From the State Historian: The Chips are Down for the Pequot Museum. By Walter W. Woodward
14 Carry Me Across the Water. By Mary M. Donohue and Bruce Clouette
Historic bridges of beauty and ingenuity.
20 Destination: Railroad Museum of New England. By Brent S. Bette
Saving a luxurious Pullman and a humble station.
26 Connecticut at the New York World’s Fair. By Jason Scappaticci
29 Site Lines: New England Air Museum: Preserving Connecticut’s Aeronautical Heritage. By Jerry Roberts
32 Saving Hartford’s Amos Bull House. By Karin Peterson
A preservation story with the plot twists of a potboiler.
40 The Genius of Connecticut: Give Her Wings! By Matthew Warshauer
42 Restoring Hartford’s Lost WWI Memorial. By Lynn Ferrari and Greg Secord
44 On View: Connecticut in 50 Objects. By Jody Blankenship and Ben Gammell
46 Spotlight: Events & News from Partner Organizations
60 Connecticut Humanities: History is Essential … Here’s Why! By Douglas G. Fisher