"No lighthouses guided the sailors, No breakwater sheltered the bay; No bridges of steel spanned the rivers — Just wilderness bordered the way."
An Ethnic History of New Haven: Pre-1938
"The first people to live in New Haven were Native Americans. Native Americans lived in New Haven as long as 8,000 years ago! The earliest people we know about that lived in New Haven were members of the Quinnipiac Tribe. They lived in villages around the harbor and caught fish and raised maize (a kind of corn)."
They Play Whist.
"A veritable game of whist -- truly living whist -- is played on the stage. The four players in this city will be Roger Sherman, General Embler, E. C. Bennett and A. D. Osborn. Hearts are trumps and all the various parts of the game, as the deal, the shuffle, etc., will be produced on the stage by men and women in gorgeous costumes."
[The Shermans] Have Ruled America, by Dr. B. J. Cigrand
"The Sherman people have been earnest supporters of the Union: from the famous Roger down we find them loyally upholding the principles of their distinguished forefathers. In the village boards, the aldermanic councils, the list of mayors, the roll of Governors, the roster of Generals, and roll-call of House and Senate, the name Sherman is ever present."