Co-Authored by Jean Tsang and David Gregory
375th Anniversary Celebration Committee
It Happened in Milford - Part 5 of 10
In 1641 everyone who did not keep a ladder “on his house” was liable to pay a fine of five shillings.
In 1878 George W. Coy invented the first telephone switchboard for the New Haven exchange. This became the first commercial telephone system in the world!
· Gas rationing was six gallons per month.
· There were an estimated 1,430 men and women serving in the armed forces.
· Ten tons of tin were collected for the war efforts.
· Children living within two miles of school walked to school.
· No one was allowed to walk along the Milford shore at night. Ship movements were considered secret.
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