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Quincy Close

NUGGET #17

Quincy Close, a lane at Casagmo, was named by developer David L. Paul for the ancestors of George M. Olcott, who built the Casagmo mansion in the 1890s. Often confused with Quince Court, one of Paul’s byways at Fox Hill condominiums.

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First Pride Day, 1998

FIRST ‘PRIDE’ DAY: “A Celebration of Community: Straight, Gay and Lesbian“ took place in 1998, on the Community Center lawn. Just a year later, a Rainbow Flag was flown for the first time in the nation over a state capitol, Hartford, on March 21, 1999.

Hezekiah Scott (1789-1879)

Hezekiah Scott was a weaver and operated a distillery on the brook near his home on Barlow Mountain Road — a stream now called Kiah’s Brook.

Paving

The first road paving, part of a state experiment, was done on the eastern end of Branchville Road around 1912. Catoonah Street was paved in 1922.