DIARY OF JARED NASH
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Ridgefield, Connecticut is rich in early American history. Purchased from the Ramapoo Indians in 1708, the town became the scene of the Battle of Ridgefield that starred General Benedict Arnold, then considered a hero. For more than two centuries, Ridgefield was an agrarian community. But in the late 1800s artists and writers (including six Pulitzer Prize winners and one Nobel laureate) as well as leaders of finance and industry began to discover its charms. Ridgefield also offered a new home for countless immigrants from Ireland, Germany and Italy, and finally, a home for the modern commuter. Through its 300 years, the town has had many stories to tell. Here, on RidgefieldHistory.com, are some of them, found in its people, its place names, maps, postcards, and, of course, its cemeteries. ~J.S.
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