A Tale of Three Churches, Part 1

In the beginning, the church was in Simsbury, and the people of Salmon Brook had to travel this distance on foot or horseback. The roads were mere tracks through the wilderness; mud, dust or snow, according to the season.

Myron Graham Esq., Part 1

The Salmon Brook Historical Society recently received several boxes of family documents collected by the late Carol Guy Barnes. They were saved and donated by a cousin, Thomas Forsyth, after the death of Carol’s husband, Byron “Biker” Barnes.

The First School District in Granby Center Part 5 – The 1859 First District School

The residents of the First District were very proud of their brand new school, which cost $828.44 to build. They voted to insure the new school against fire, to fix up the grounds and outbuildings, to buy all new furniture and to invite Professor Camp to speak at the opening day ceremony. 

The district also appointed a committee to “devise the best method for protecting the new house against depredations committed by the scholars and children.” The committee produced the following rules: 

“That if any wilful mutilation shall be committed by any person on any part of this house by scratch or cut of the length of 2 inches or under, shall pay a fine not exceeding 25 cents nor less than 6 cents.