John Frederick Kensett by Agnes Wnuk

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Hudson River artist John Kensett was born in Cheshire Friday, March 22, 1816 and lived with his family on the turnpike road as a boy. At fourteen he apprenticed with his uncle and engraver Alfred Daggett in New Haven. He worked as a banknote engraver in New York and Albany. In 1840, with friends Casilear, […]

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Dr. Albert Burke, Cheshire Luminary by Ron Gagliardi

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                           Dr. Albert Burke, Cheshire Luminary I was asked to write an article about former Cheshire resident Dr. Albert Burke for Cheshirepedia. My usual procedure is to print the alphabet vertically down the side of a page of lined notebook paper and attempt to come up with a topic for each letter.  Then I decide if […]

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Murphy’s Pond by Tom Murphy

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Murphy’s Pond When I was young enough to believe in Santa Claus, I lived in the little house on Mixville Road. As I grew up I began to realize that we lived on a large piece of real estate, some 90-odd acres. There was a pond that they tell me was about 16 acres.   Standing […]

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Paul Klimpke (1868-1935) by Dr. Robert Chesanow

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Paul Klimpke became part of the history of Cheshire, CT in 1910.  At the age of 42, while on the faculty of the Taft School, he was chosen as the new headmaster of Cheshire Academy.  In 1912 Paul Klimpke was also chosen as the first Fire Chief of the newly formed Cheshire Fire Department. Paul […]

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