The Connecticut Shore of the Sound, illustrated by William M. Gibson.

"Numerous converging and intersecting railways, extensive manufactures, and a considerable West-India commerce, contribute to the life and wealth of this beautiful city. Its suburbs are adorned with tasteful villas, and afford inviting drives and charming prospects. Of principal interest among its suburban attractions are the crags known as East and West Rocks — two bold and striking bluffs of trap-rock, lifting themselves, in magnificent array of opposition, about four hundred feet out of the plain which skirts the city. Their geological origin was probably some anomalous volcanic convulsion; and their grim heights may have sentinelled, in remote ages of our planet, the flow of the Connecticut River between their august feet to the Sound."

New Haven during the War of the Revolution, July 5, 1779

"In the Morris house in East Haven are a chest of drawers hit by a British cannonball in 1779, and the missile itself; a painting of Amos Morris, and the chair on which he sat for the painting." -Image courtesy of the New York Times, Times Machines, "War-Scarred Relics of the Revolution," by Frances Phipps,… Continue reading New Haven during the War of the Revolution, July 5, 1779