Everett Ray Seymour Post 78, began Aug. 20, 1920 by World War I veterans. Its name recalls the first Ridgefielder to die in combat in WWI.
Ridgefield Historical Society staff and researchers from Heritage Consultants, LLC are documenting areas in town where fighting occurred in addition to the three most well-known engagements along Route 116. What is less known is the fighting that occurred throughout town afterwards which may be described as a “fourth engagement.”
In summer 1779, established a barracks for his Partisan Legion near the intersection of Barrack Hill and Old West Mountain Rds.
A gift and antiques shop operated from a red barn just south of Ballard Park next to where Grand Union, now CVS, stands. (Read More)
Larry Adler, harmonica virtuoso, gave concerts around the world; made many recordings; lived at James Waterman Wise house on … (Read More)
Dutch settlers: John Sturtevant, Sturdevant or Stirtivant, a native of Holland, was among the original proprietors. Read more…
Zack’s Ridge: “Zack” was a nickname for Isaac, in this case, Dr. Isaac Hall of Fairfield, who in 1697 received a grant of 150 acres in what was to become Ridgefield.
Mugavero: Family of Ridgefield/Branchville barbers began with Vincent Mugavero of Norwalk who from 1931-38 ran Ridgefield Tonsorial Parlor.
Young, Stephen Howard, (1878-1972), was one of the world’s wealthiest art dealers; from late 1940s until death, owned an estate on lower Branchville Road.
NUGGET #69 Connecticut Citizen, The , was a “weekly” newspaper published in Ridgefield. The first and only issue was Oct. 8, 1892. It said its aim was to “battle on… Continue reading The Connecticut Citizen