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0 The 240th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Ridgefield April 28, 29, and 30

Battle of Ridgefield: Separating Fact from Legend A Discussion with Historian Keith M. Jones III St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, North Hall Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM On the afternoon of April 27,1777 an invading British army under His Majesty’s Royal Governor of New York, Major General William Tryon seized the town of Ridgefield. Next morning they marched back to their troopships in Long Island Sound, never to return.

Oral History Interviews
0 Rene Franks

11/02/2006 When Rene joined the army air corp he wanted to learn airplane mechanics.Instead he ended up in the quartermaster corps at an airfield field in Texas and worked as a dispatcher in the motor pool. One of the hardest jobs of the motor pool and one that Rene often had to do was to drive the crash truck When a training plane went down. Later Rene was sent to Hawaii and worked as a dispatcher at Hickham Field. Rene was very active in the American Legion in Ridgefield and was in charge of organizing the Memorial Day parade in…

0 Five self-guided historical walks in the village of Ridgefield, Conn.

54 pages of text More than 50 old pictures of the village Map of the walks Extensive index Handy 5 by 8 inch size Lengths of tours & handicapped accessibility described Third edition, revised and updated for town’s 300th anniversary; published summer 2008 Five Village Walks A 56-page walking history tour of the center of Ridgefield, Connecticut, extensively illustrated with old photos of the routes. PRICE: $5 Please call 203-438-5821 SHIPPING The shipping base price is $5. The Ridgefield Historical Society. EXCEPTION: If you live out of state and require shipping, please call 203-438-5821

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