From Foot Baths to Spittoons

In 1880 the largest single revenue producer in Easton was undoubtedly the Jennings Brothers’ mill just south of the intersection of Staples Road and Valley Road. The gross sales that year exceeded $10,000. The product – papier mâché vessels that were seamless as well as watertight. Mallett Seeley and his son Bennett lived on a…

The Dark Years

“By early 1949, Connecticut had enacted several new laws that gave the State’s Attorney General the power to regulate, and even ban, games of chance.”