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Rail tracks between Wilton and Norwalk with snow from the Blizzard of 1888 piled high on both sides. — Wilton Historical Society/Wilton Library History Room photo

The Blizzard of 1888

One hundred and 30 years ago, 24 to 36 inches of snow fell on the town of Wilton during what is known as the Blizzard of 1888.

The historic barn at 211 Danbury Road. — Contributed photo

Historic barn disassembly to begin soon

The disassembly of the historic barn on the former Young’s Nurseries property at 211 Danbury Road is slated to begin in the next week or two.

Students outside the Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse with teacher Marie Erdman, far left. — Wilton Library History Room photo

Hurlbutt Street School: Wilton’s lasting schoolhouse

Unlike Wilton’s other one-room schoolhouses, Hurlbutt Street Schoolhouse still has a role in educating children — more than 80 years after its closing.

Old Grumman bottles. — Sam Young photo

Wilton’s 19th-Century beer brewery

Long before Wilton’s wet vs. dry issue and prohibition in the 1920s and early-1930s, Wilton was home to at least one brewery.

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