The Great Swamp Battle of the Pequot War
Settling the “uninhabited” wilderness of Connecticut was the goal of European colonists in the 17th century. However, the triumphs of the colonists ultimately lead to the decimation of Native Americans populations that had lived in the area for thousands of years.
The Cost of the Industrial Revolution
Companies such as the Saugatuck Manufacturing Company, Embalming Supply Company and Baynham Coffin Tack Factory brought wealth and industry to Westport’s Saugatuck area. But at what cost? Children and immigrants were put to work in harsh conditions and the environment suffered from run off, negating many benefits of each company.