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Legendary Connecticut

Author: David E Philips
Publisher: Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press ; East Haven, CT : distributed by InBook, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David E Philips
ISBN: 1880684055 9781880684054
OCLC Number: 26218340
Notes: "Traditional tales from the Nutmeg State"--on spine and cover.
Description: 303 p. : ill., 1 map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Personal legends. Heroes. "The old leatherman" ; Israel Putnam ; Perry Boney ; Chauncey Judd ; Gurdon Saltonstall ; Abel Buell ; "Mother" Bailey ; Elmer Bitgood ; "Old Gard" Wright ; Lorenzo Dow ; Capt. S.L. Gray ; Jemima Wilkinson ; "The old darn man" ; Rufus Malbone ; Uncas ; "First Lady of Connecticut" --
Anecdotes. The Rev. Bulkley's advice ; George Washington's horse ; Noah Webster's reply. Local legends. Place-names. Silver Hill ; Rhodes' folly ; Bride's Brook ; Lantern Hill ; Devil's Den ; Devil's Hopyard (and other diabiolical places) ; Silver Lane ; Sachem's Head ; Town of Bozrah --
Historical events. The Charter Oak ; Dudleytown, cursed village ; "Swamp Yankee" ; The church stove war ; The dark day ; Laddin's leap ; Yankee Doodle dandies ; Legends of pirate gold ; The phantom ship of New Haven ; The Winstead wild man ; The Hessian husband kidnappings ; Barkhamsted Lighthouse ; Escape from New-Gate Prison ; Legends of Mt. Riga ; XYZ ; The Irving-Johnson murder ; The lonely death of Capt. Smith ; The Moodus noises ; The Atlantic's bell ; The sunken house of Gardner Lake ; Norwich's barrel burning ; The tell-tale apples ; The Windham frog fight ; The Church of Bacchus ; Two tales of Insurance City. Supernatural legends. Hannah Cranna, the wicked witch of Monroe --
Midnight Mary --
The black dog of West Peak --
Haunted Gay City --
The Jewett City vampires --
Ghost of the Benton homestead --
The Green Lady of Burlington --
The black fox of Salmon River --
Debby Griffen --
The headless horseman of Canton --
The vanishing hitchhiker. Colonial legends about Indians. Legend of Lake Pocotopaug --
The Nipmuck fishing fires --
Legends of Lake Alexander --
Lillinonah's leap --
Legend of Samp Mortar Rock.
Responsibility: David E. Philips.
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