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Winter 2014/2015 VOLUME 13/NUMBER 1

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Connecticut Explored
CONNECTICUT HISTORY, ONE GOOD STORY AFTER ANOTHER

IN THIS ISSUE:
Connecticut in the Great War
“The Kaiser is Canned!”
A Voice Against the Vietnam War
Saving Italy’s Art from the Nazis
Civil War Bonds and Paper Coins

ON THE COVER:

Poster, “Remember! The Flag of Liberty,” 1918. Litchfield Historical Society

Table of Contents

9  Hog River Journal: Kicking off the WWI Centennial Commemoration

10 Letters, etc.

13 From the State Historian: A Pint-Sized View of War
By Walter W. Woodward

14 Join the Brave Throng
Posters exhorted Litchfield residents to join the fight.
By Jessica Jenkins

20 Greenwich Women Face the Great War
Our contributions from the home front.
By Kathleen Eagen Johnson

26 New Haven’s Monuments Man
Artist Deane Keller saves Italy’s treasures.
By Laura A. Macaluso

 32 How Connecticut Paid its Civil War Bills
Governor Buckingham secures a loan.
By James E. Brown

38 Yale’s Chaplain Takes on the Vietnam War
From pulpit to protest, Bill Coffin followed his conscience.
By Warren Goldstein

44  Remembering the Pequot War in Fairfield
By Elizabeth Rose

46  Site Lines: Housing Factory Workers During Wartime  
By Mary M. Donohue

48   Connecticut Humanities: Of Anniversaries … And Beginnings
By Douglas G. Fisher

50 Spotlight: Events & News from Partner Organizations

56  Afterword