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Remembering Fairfield, Connecticut: Famous People, Historic Places (Papazian, R)


Remembering Fairfield, Connecticut: Famous People & Historic Places

By Rita Papazian


Published by The History Press (now Arcadia Publishing and The History Press) 2007

128 Pages

Sprinkled with flowering dogwoods and elegant estates, Fairfield has long symbolized Connecticut’s elite Gold Coast. But there is far more to this leafy suburban enclave than stately homes and inviting woodlands. Founded in 1639 by Roger Ludlow, Fairfield’s New England roots run deep. British soldiers torched the village in 1779, and for a time the community teetered on the brink of extinction. But the setters rebuilt with a vengeance, helping to establish a new foundation for what has become a truly dynamic town. From its beginnings to the present day, Fairfield, once home to Leonard Bernstein, Richard Rodgers, Jason Robards, and Robert Penn Warren, among others, has enjoyed a rich and diverse history,

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