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A Tour On Main Street
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1683 Suffield Map
Drawn by Hezikiah Spencer Sheldon around 1875. Double click to zoom
Austin Tavern next to the old First National Bank in the center of town. George Washington is said to have stopped at this tavern. Street View Double click to zoom
The Pool (a curative mineral spring). 1807-1824.
The temperance movement and the success of Saratoga Springs, NY and Stafford Springs, CT lead to the development of a country house at the site of a sulpher spring at the end of Poole Road. Street View (Approximate) Double click to zoom
Suffield Agricultural Park (1880-1917)
Martin Sheldon enjoyed visiting Saratoga Springs for the horse racing and wanted to build a track in Suffield. He named it the Suffield Agricultural Park in order to have the idea more easily accepted. The half mile harness race track was located where McAlister Intermediate School currently stands. There were additional buildings for cattle, sheep, and swine as well as booths for fruits, vegetables, home preserves, and handiwork such as patchwork quilts. Street View (Approximate) Double click to zoom
Flood of August 19, 1955
Stoney Brooke below Schwartz dam with the Holloway House, 552 Boston Neck Road. The flooding was caused by the rains from Hurricane Connie and Hurricane Diane. On August 11, Hurricane Connie swept through the East coast-missing Connecticut, but bringing about 4 to 6 inches of rainfall to the state on August 13. Hurricane Diane came through the following week. Street View (Approximate) Double click to zoom