Author: bnelson

And Then There Were Six…

Six was the number of school districts left in Easton by the spring of 1920. As some of the outlying farms were shrinking in size due to poor soil conditions, with farmers moving into cities such as Bridgeport where work was plentiful, and property acquisitions continued by the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company for their expanded watershed…

Who was Marsten E. Banks?

As I read down the list of names that are cast on the plaque that is affixed to the great boulder outside of Union Cemetery that pays homage to Easton’s World War I soldiers and sailors, my first question was, “Who was Marsten E. Banks?” And in what battle did the young man perish? The…