So, I went half an hour east to Willimantic. Close enough. The Thread City bridge celebrates both the city's heritage as a textile manufacturer and the 1754 War of the Frogs. One night in June 1754, there were loud noises, and the citizens thought they were under attack. So the men took their muskets and fired into the pond where the noises originated. The next morning the citizens found hundreds of dead and dying frogs, which had been fighting for their lives as a drought was drying up the pond where they lived.
The bridge's four corner columns are topped with huge frogs atop spools of thread. And the streetlights on the bridge are more interesting than most Hartford-area streetlights.
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