100 Years Ago in Suffield

Selected from the pages of the Windsor Locks Journal and lightly annotated by Wendy Taylor of Kent Memorial Library.

A Moment in Time: Old Photos Invited from Our Readers

On October 13, 1920, Suffield presented a grand pageant as part of the three-day celebration for the town’s quartermillenial anniversary. Seven thousand people, many arriving by trolley, sat on a hillside behind what is now Jacqueline Circle and watched a dramatization of key moments in Suffield history.

Important Dates in July

July has some historic events which we should all be familiar with as American citizens. This information came from historyplace.com

100 Years Ago in Suffield

Selected from the pages of the Windsor Locks Journal and lightly annotated by Wendy Taylor, Kent Memorial Library

A View Seldom Seen

Off Pearl Street in Thompsonville, diagonally across from the Pearl Street Library, there is a pleasant little garden with two comfortable benches nicely shaded by decorative greenery. And from those benches is the view pictured here.

A Moment in Time: Old Photos Invited from Our Readers

Lettered on this East Street Tobacco parade float is “THE CROP THAT MADE EAST STREET FAMOUS.” The float may have been part of the Suffield Quartermillennial anniversary parade in 1920, but it might have been prepared for one of the Suffield Agricultural Fair parades some years earlier.

Suffield Suffered in the 1918 Pandemic

What was called “The Spanish Flu” touched Connecticut in the spring of 1918, subsided, then returned with a vengeance in the fall. Unlike Covid-19, that pandemic hit children and able-bodied adults as well as old folks and those already susceptible, eventually killing over 8,500 Connecticans.

100 Years Ago in Suffield

Selected from the pages of the Windsor Locks Journal and lightly annotated by Wendy Taylor, Kent Memorial Library