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Old Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA

Anna Louise James was the daughter of a Virginia plantation slave who escaped to Connecticut. She grew up in Old Saybrook and, in 1908, she became the first African American woman to graduate from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy in New York. She owned and operated James Pharmacy in Old Saybrook until 1967.



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  • 1635 - Fort erected at Saybrook by Lion Gardiner.
    Founded by a group of high-falutin' Englishment of Puritan descent, Saybrook Colony was first reported seen in 1614 by Dutchman Adrien Block, who...Read MORE...


  • 1819 - Saybrook
    Saybrook is an extensive maritime post township, situated at the mouth of Connecticut river, upon Long Island sound, 40 miles southeast of Hartford,...Read MORE...


  • 1839 Description of Saybrook, Connecticut
    Saybrook, Ct.

    Middlesex co. This is one of the most ancient towns in the state. Lord Say and Seal, Lord Brook and other gentlemen in...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Old Saybrook / Saybrook
    Old Saybrook, a township of Middlesex co., Conn. Incorporated in 1852. See Saybrook.

    Saybrook, a post-township of Middlesex co., Connecticut, on...Read MORE...


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    Main St., looking South
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    Town Pump Corner
  • 1895 - Old Saybrook
    Saybrook, a post-village in Old Saybrook township, Middlesex co., Conn., on Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Connecticut River, 32 miles E. of...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - Invasion of Crabs
    The other morning the beach for a mile or more near Old Saybrook, Conn., was covered in spots with hundreds of fine softshell crabs. The fishermen...Read MORE...


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    Chalker Beach, Old Saybrook, Conn.
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Bel-Air Manor, Old Saybrook, Conn.
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street
  • 1906
    Old Saybrook, a township (town) of Middlesex co., Conn. It contains Fenwick borough. Pop. in 1900, 1431.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

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    Grace Episcopal Church
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    Saybrook Manor Beach
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    Ye Olde Saybrook Inn
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    St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Old Saybrook, Conn.
  • News 1914 - Broke Through Gates - Auto Smashed Protection at Essex Road Crossing.
    Old Saybrook, March 6.
    An automobile from Essex road, owner not known, as Gateman M. J. Mooney could not get the number because it was covered with...Read MORE...


  • News 1917 - Connecticut Hotel Destroyed by Fire
    SAYBROOK POINT, Conn., May 19.- Fenwick Hall, for forty years a noted Summer hotel on the Long Island shore and located on the point which juts out...Read MORE...


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    Acton Library
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    Power House
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    Outer Light


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  • 1635 - Fort erected at Saybrook by Lion Gardiner.
    Founded by a group of high-falutin' Englishment of Puritan descent, Saybrook Colony was first reported seen in 1614 by Dutchman Adrien Block, who... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Saybrook
    Saybrook is an extensive maritime post township, situated at the mouth of Connecticut river, upon Long Island sound, 40 miles southeast of Hartford,... Read MORE...

  • 1839 Description of Saybrook, Connecticut
    Saybrook, Ct.

    Middlesex co. This is one of the most ancient towns in the state. Lord Say and Seal, Lord Brook and other gentlemen in... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Old Saybrook / Saybrook
    Old Saybrook, a township of Middlesex co., Conn. Incorporated in 1852. See Saybrook.

    Saybrook, a post-township of Middlesex co., Connecticut, on... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Old Saybrook
    Saybrook, a post-village in Old Saybrook township, Middlesex co., Conn., on Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Connecticut River, 32 miles E. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - Invasion of Crabs
    The other morning the beach for a mile or more near Old Saybrook, Conn., was covered in spots with hundreds of fine softshell crabs. The fishermen... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Old Saybrook, a township (town) of Middlesex co., Conn. It contains Fenwick borough. Pop. in 1900, 1431.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • News  1914 - Broke Through Gates - Auto Smashed Protection at Essex Road Crossing.
    Old Saybrook, March 6.
    An automobile from Essex road, owner not known, as Gateman M. J. Mooney could not get the number because it was covered with... Read MORE...

  • News  1917 - Connecticut Hotel Destroyed by Fire
    SAYBROOK POINT, Conn., May 19.- Fenwick Hall, for forty years a noted Summer hotel on the Long Island shore and located on the point which juts out... Read MORE...

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