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Day: July 22, 2020

Cultural history


NUGGET #20 Titicus: A district and a neighborhood of Ridgefield just northwest of the village; name comes from the Titicus River that flows through it; word in turn is shortened

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Battle of Ridgefield

Abigail Ingersoll Olmstead

Dr. Darla Shaw portrays Abigail Ingersoll Olmstead, famous for allegedly waving her red petticoat during the Battle of Ridgefield and appearing to be a loyalist sympathizer. thus saving her home (and children) from harm, but earning the wrath of her husband, a staunch patriot.

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