Category: Past

Everyday History in Easton

This month, Easton reaches a landmark anniversary as it turns 175 years old.  As a parish that was once part of Weston, our town was settled by independent, brave and hardworking colonials who were often referred to as “outlivers” because they chose to live in the wilder lands north of the 18th century coastal towns.  From 1787…

Wanted for Murder!

On November 17, 1886 local newspapers reported on a “wrangle” in Easton Connecticut between a boarding house owner and a lodger.  A quarrel between two men over a four dollar tab-not a small amount at the time and roughly equivalent to over 100 dollars today.  The details are sparse, but the shooter, Joseph Gregoria Bua,…