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Coltsville faces hurdles before official national park status

The Coltsville Historic District used to be known as Armsmear, home of Samuel and Elizabeth Colt.

It will likely be years before the Coltsville neighborhood near the Connecticut River in Hartford will welcome its first visitors to the Coltsville National Historical Park. Before the big day, a series of property transfers will have to take place and plans will have to be developed by the National Park Service, processes that typically take a long time. Continue Reading →

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Coltsville national park passes the House tucked in a defense bill; Senate next

The blue onion dome at Coltsville. It is not, in fact, the original.

WASHINGTON – The long-sought designation of Hartford’s Coltsville neighborhood as a national historic park was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday, tucked into a massive $577 billion defense bill. Now the legislation is headed for the Senate, where there could be a fight over including provisions for public lands in a defense bill. Continue Reading →

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