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Historic Sites in Our Backyard

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It’s hard to believe we are more than half way through the warm and wonderful days of summer. This week let’s focus on discovering some of life’s pleasures in nature’s realm and historic locales which have contributed to our heritage.

A leisurely drive to East Canaan via Lower Road leads to the Beckley Blast Furnace, the designated Connecticut Industrial Monument, where docents are available every Saturday between ten and two p.m. until Columbus Day weekend. Learn about the era between the 1840s and 1920s during which pig iron was made and how it contributed to the development of our country. A fascinating story for young and old; it is a beautiful site along the Blackberry River.

Another blast furnace to view is in Kent adjacent to the popular Sloane-Stanley Museum. On the adjoining property is the CT Antique Machinery Association and the CT Mining and Mineral Museum...all worthy of your attention.

Our countryside is indeed rich in things to explore!

 

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