On this day in Ridgefield history: August 6

The Ridgefield fountain after the 2000 or 2001 restoration

The Ridgefield fountain after the 2000 or 2001 restoration

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The following are a list of events that took place in Ridgefield over the last four centuries on August 6:

Aug. 6, 1864 — Ridgefield is having some trouble filling its quota of men needed for the war, and a town meeting this day names three prominent citizens - Hiram K. Scott, Lewis H. Bailey, and John D. Hurlbutt - to a committee to procure volunteers and substitutes for the army.

The following excerpts can be found at “A Ridgefield Timeline” on RidgefieldHistory.com.

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