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  • Was Hartford 'The Richest City In The United States'?

    Was Hartford 'The Richest City In The United States'?
    Most magazine writers don't expect a few words thrown into an article to last more than a week or two in the public consciousness — certainly not to thrive into the next couple of centuries. But a sentence that Charles Hopkins Clark put into Scribner's Monthly in November 1876 stuck hard.
  • Civil War-themed 'Battle of the Bands'

    Civil War-themed 'Battle of the Bands'
    See two community bands in a money-raising battle of musical merit Sunday. The American Legion Band of Bethlehem and the Marine Band of Allentown meet in the second annual "Battle of the Bands" at 3 p.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave....

    Joyce Carol Oates In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House

    Joyce Carol Oates  In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House
    Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...

    Review: 'Rebel Yell' by S.C. Gwynne

    Review: 'Rebel Yell' by S.C. Gwynne
    The day after Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's victory at Cedar Mountain, he stepped out of his tent and saw a Union prisoner of war trying to pluck hairs from the general's horse, Little Sorrel. "My friend," Jackson asked his enemy, "why...

    Mark Twain's Spirit-Related Programs Include A Talk By 'Picture The Dead' Author Lisa Brown

    Mark Twain's Spirit-Related Programs Include A Talk By 'Picture The Dead' Author Lisa Brown
    It's nearly October and you know what that means, time for ghosts and goblins and spirits that bump in the night. And of course the Mark Twain House & Museum is more than ready to celebrate the eerie and the unexplainable. In conjunction with its soon-...