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Moments in Time
Moments in Time
Great Scott! If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious #@&*.

While we don't have a time machine our reasearch has taken us back in time. Here's some of the places we've visited....

DeLorean Time Machine photo courtesy of Oto Godfrey and Justin Morton.
New Haven River DisasterIt was July 26th 1830, it had been a very wet season. Saturday afternoon it started raining unusually hard. It was still raining hard Sunday night. It was between ten and eleven o'clock when the residents of Haven Hollow, living closest to the stream first became alarmed. They began fighting to save what they could from the mills and other buildings that were threatened with immediate destruction. Still it wasn't time to panic. They had lived there for years, for some as many as thirty years. The water had never been a serious threat. This was unfortunate because had they realized they were witnessing what would become Vermont's worst flood of the 19th century they might have forgone the things and saved their lives.

New Haven River Disaster

Cave of the MoundsWith the money he made from mining lead Ebeneezer Brigham purchased a farm which turned out to be a prime location to quarry limestone. In 1934 a routine blast uncovered uncovered a cave which in 1987 became a national natural landmark.

Cave of the Mounds

Brigham Family AssociationThe Brigham Family Association was organized 18 October 1893. It was active well into the late 1950's. One of their main goals was to publish a family history which was realized in 1907 with the publication of "The History of the Brigham Family a Record of Several Thousand Descendants of Thomas Brigham the Emigrant, 1603-1653" and again in 1927 when the second volume was published.

The Brigham Famiy Association

The Mormon BatallionThe Mormon Battalion was the only religiously based unit in United States military history. The all volunteer unit was active from from July 1846 to July 1847 during the Mexican–American War of 1846–1848.

The Mormon Battallion

Thomas Birds HouseAlso know as the Bird-Sawyer house. Thomas Bird of England emigrated to Dorchester, Massachusetts aboard the ship John & Mary in 1635. He built his homestead shortly thereafter. The house remained in the family and sheltered ten generations until it fell into disrepair in the late 1930's-1940

Thomas Birds House

Documents Concerning Jefferson J. AdamsThe strange story of Jefferson Jeptha Adams and Melvina (nee Bean) Whitney. We have the facts but sadly we don't have the emotions or the motives. Jefferson enlisted in the Union Army. Four days after he mustered into his unit he married Melvina. Just a little over two years later Jefferson died of disease in a field hospital in New Orleans. He did not leave a will. Melvina ended up getting just twenty dollars from the estate. Melvina applied for and was receiving pension payments as Jefferson's widow. Early in 1865 she abandoned Jefferson's children and left the state with a man named Benjamin Hatch. Hatch was married but Melvina was living with him as Mrs. Hatch. In 1874 he left her.

Documents Concerning Jefferson J. Adams

Michigan 33rdFrederick E. Harris and Frederick D. Wheelock were cousins once removed. Their most common ancestor was Artimus Wheelock 1801-1871. They mustered into the 33rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry company H at Island Lake, Michigan, between 13-20, May, 1898.

Frederick Harris & Frederick D Wheelock Serivice

Wheelock ChinaThree Wheelock brothers born in Janesville, Wisconsin started the perhaps the most successful souvenir china business that ever was. Today their work has become the passion of collectors world wide.

The Wheelock China Company

The Simpsons ConnectionNo, it's not about "The Simpsons" family tree. They're fictional after all.

The Simpsons Connection

Marty McFly: Hey, Doc, we better back up. We don't have enough road to get up to 88.

Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads.