The Week of March 11, 1852

News in Connecticut, Stowe’s birthplace:

  • Paphre Steele & Sons announced a new native grape, called “Hartford Prolific”. The new grape was raised in West Hartford and considered superior to the grapes that were commonly grown in the area.
  • The ice bridge, reported last week, to have grown across the Connecticut River, rotted away due to warm days. One many and one young boy were reported to have fallen through the ice.
  • A rail track from Hartford to Windsor was set to be built between March and the beginning of June by the Hartford, New Haven and Springfield Railroad Company.

International News:  

  • News from Brownville, Texas states that José María Jesús Caravajal invaded and captured Camargo and Matamoras. 

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