Established in 1907 by Roland Jessup Mulford, the Ridgefield School stood on southern Main Street serving as a boarding school for boys during the school year and as the Ridgefield Inn during the summer.
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- Part I - January 31, 1916
Read 15-year-old Thompson Derr’s first letter to his mother from the school in January 1916.
- Part II - February 5 and 7, 1916
Read Thompson’s second and third letters to his mother in February 1916.
- Part III - February 28 and March 3, 1916
Read Thompson’s fourth and fifth letters to his mother in February and March 1916.
- Part IV - March 6 and 13, 1916
Read Thompson’s sixth and seventh letters to his mother.