More Connecticut Lore by Zachary Lamothe
Journey through Connecticut using this unconventional guidebook containing 82 odd locations to visit on your next outing. Travel to the far-reaching corners of the state to discover Branford’s Thimble Islands and the Beckley Furnace in East Canaan. Learn about larger-than-life characters, like the legendary strongman Elmer Bitgood and the dead-and-ghostly religious zealot Jemima Wilkinson. Read spine-tingling accounts of a Norwich area medium and the specters of Woodbury. In addition to the extraordinary stories, discover tidbits sprinkled throughout that will give you “While You’re There” ideas to add to your trip and a section highlighting destinations along the way, like restaurants, breweries, and inns. There are 45 colorful images to enhance your tour. Connecticut has plenty of strange and unusual history and folklore that will have you wandering slightly off the beaten path. Carry a big stick!
Planning a trip to Connecticut? Like to go to the more obscure locations to visit? Look no further, this is the book you need. You will find abandoned and forgotten, ghostly, unusual and out of the way locations. You can flip through the pages with great pictures and history of the different locations. There are little notes under “While You’re There” to give you additional stops while visiting each location.
You can also peruse the Visitor Information section to see the sites listed by their order of appearance in the book. Afraid that some might not be accessible? No worries, they are not included in the Visitor Information section.
This is a very in-depth book of out of the way and less explored locations in Connecticut. This is a great addition if you are planning a trip or like me, a great exploration of another state. This would be a great addition to any bookshelf.
I received More Connecticut Lore from Schiffer Publishing free of charge. This has not influenced my opinion of the book.