Category: Hartford

Richard Burnham – “Blown up at school house”

richard burnham headstone

I guess everyone has “Burnhams” on their mind lately. Just now the Historic Hartford Facebook Page just randomly posted a photo of this headstone (click photo to enlarge) for the Richard Burnham, son of Elijah and Sarah Olmstead Burnham. Epitaph reads ” In memory of Mr. Richard Bernham, killed By ye Bloing up of ye …

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A Surprise Connection to Frederick Law Olmsted

Frederick Law Olmsted

Bill and I are season pass holders for the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. We love seeing the estate in different seasons and have always appreciated the wonderful grounds that were laid out by landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. Bill had a special interest in Olmsted since he had read a book about the …

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