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Christine of the Mansfield House

This photo appears in A History of Ansonia: Bicentennial-1976, a remarkable booklet detailing the early-to-present day (1976) history of Ansonia, Connecticut, which had been published in commemoration of the city’s bicentennial: I have no idea who Christine Ryan was, but … Continue reading

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Alan Turing’s Centenarian Birthday

Today, June 23, 2012, marks the one hundred year anniversary of the birth of British mathematician Alan Turing. Turing is often regarded as the father of modern computer science, and perhaps more accurately, the person who defined what a “computing … Continue reading

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Mary of the Mansfield House

In a previous article, I wrote about Mabel P. Stivers, and her success in saving the Mansfield House from imminent destruction. Now, here’s a very short account of another woman who had been connected with the Mansfield House, but who’s … Continue reading

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Crushing Stones of the Treaty Tree

Old homes are sources of all kinds of strange and unexpected artifacts from the past, and the Mansfield House is certainly no exception. Here, there are a number of fairly good sized stones lying about, in several of the second … Continue reading

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A Photo of the Mansfield House from Days Long Past

Here’s a photo of the Reverend Richard Mansfield House when it was situated at its original location, on the opposite side of Jewett Street, more or less where Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church and School stands today: From the sun and … Continue reading

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Mansfield House and Family History: A Chance Discovery

Recently, I came across the following text in the drawer of a cherry Shaker table in the Mansfield House. Undoubtedly, it had been left behind from the days when this home was a public house museum. But its author is … Continue reading

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