Photo detail

Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Aperture f/5 Exposure Value 0 EV
Exposure Program Manual Exposure Time 1/250 sec
Flash No Flash Focal Length 28 mm
ISO 400 Metering Mode Pattern
Date/Time 2008:09:13 10:17:45 Resolution Unit Inch
X Resolution 72 dots per ResolutionUnit Y Resolution 72 dots per ResolutionUnit
Exposure Mode 1 Keywords historic marker Stafford historic attractions Connecticut State of Connecticut iron sulphur waters lively president John Adams 1771 Mohegan Indian land questionable transaction Major James Fitch Canterbury large tracts eastern Connecticut General Assembly ordered 1718 seven mile square mineral springs landmark travel United States of America United States America USA US Ct history historical historical marker famous highway popular place of interest tourist attraction tourist destination travel destination tour tourism tourist attraction destination sign American day daytime vertical education historical site outdoors outside road roadside roadsign nobody no people signs and symbols text information displayed letters display elite Nation gathered pleasure eastern land region town eastward of Enfield Enfield
Caption Stafford - This is the home of the famous mineral springs where the Indians met to drink the iron and sulphur waters to make them "lively" and to which the future President John Adams came for his health in 1771. Later the elite of the Nation gathered here for pleasure. The region, originally Mohegan Indian land, was bought in a questionable transaction by Major James Fitch of Canterbury, who had acquired large tracts of eastern Connecticut land. His claim was not completely accepted by the General Assembly, which ordered in 1718 that a town be laid out "... of seven mile square... eastward of Enfield." This was the beginning of legal settlement. Bog iron was discovered and furnaces were built to smelt the ore for iron castings and tools. Endowed with abundant water power, the various early mills gave way to a thriving textile industry, of which a portion has continued to the present day.