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The Ancient Mariners, Connecticut, Fife & Drum Corps, founded July 4, 1959 by Roy Watrous. My brother was pulled into the "show" one year at the Deep River Muster and thrown into the Town Hall fountain (since gone - I believe) It's been many, many years since as this was back in the 70's but they always have been a favorite of mine at the Muster!! Too bad I'm now in WV and miss these spectacular performers!

Both Johannes and his brother Christian (Ries/Reese) belonged to the von Knyphausen Regiment and were captured by General George Washington at Trenton, New Jersey. Johannes listed to be on leave on Muster Roll in 1775 (Reserve) and is listed in Regiment Muster Roll as POW with following dates: 2/1777, 9/1779, 9/1782, 11/1782, and 5/1783. http://reesereunion.org/jcr.html

I’ve always loved fairy tales and was fortunate enough to have discovered the wonderfully strange and surprising adult world of the true Brothers Grimm while still fairly young, thanks to a collection of books passed down from my great-grandmother. Those stories lead me in turn to Greek, Roman, Norse and Irish myths and mangled pronunciations aside, I could still tell you many of those stories today. But I had never before heard of the Kalevala, the ancient Finnish origin story cycle until…

Founded 1636 - Incorporated 1784. The Map of Pioneer Hartford showing Early Landmarks and Locations of Historical Events James Goldie, 1927, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.A.

image from 1912 gray pay station catalog - Company: Gray Telephone & Pay Station Headquarters: Hartford, Connecticut Operated from: 1889-1948

from Click Americana

The Colt home in Hartford, Connecticut (1855-1975

The Colt home in Hartford, Connecticut (1855-1975)