Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, New Haven, CT — September 26, 2022

"'Bear Sets Record For Frozen Yogurt.' On Sunday, July 28, 2013, at TCBY's 2nd Annual Summer Fun Day, Jamie 'The Bear' McDonald, competitive eater and Chef / owner of Bear's Smoke House, set a world record by consuming two gallons of TCBY frozen yogurt in 10 minutes, 43 seconds. With a huge crowd gathered around and cheering him on, McDonald consumed the entire bowl of frozen yogurt provided by the Simsbury TCBY. 'This was one of my toughest challenges, I am proud to say I have completed it,' said Jamie McDonald. 'I am willing to do any food challenge in the name of charity, especially ones that involve kids.'"

West Rock Ridge State Park, New Haven, CT — September 26, 2022

"During the revolutionary War, and for several years after, up to the commencement of the present century, large quantities of powder were manufactured in New Haven, at Westville. There were two mills engaged in the business — one in the upper, and the other in the lower part of the village. The business was carried on by Isaac Doolittle, Jeremiah Atwater, and Elijah Thompson... The city of New Haven relied on the will of Elijah Thompson, who died in 1836, for the title to West Rock: Elijah Thompson devised that, upon the death of his heirs, the land should be used for park purposes."

Judges Cave, West Rock, New Haven, CT — September 26, 2022

"Here, May 15, 1661 and for some time afterward, Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, William Goffe, members of parliament and general officers in the army of Cromwell, and signers of the death warrant of King Charles I., found shelter and concealment from the officers of the crown after the restoration. Opposition to tyrants is obedience to God."