It Happened in Milford - Part 5 of 10

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!

In 1943:

·       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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