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A collaboration of the Salisbury Association Historical Society and the Scoville Memorial Library

The travel book guide and passport to all 169 Connecticut towns. This new travel book encourages travelers to visit all of the towns and villages of our beautiful and unique state. Podskoch enlisted individuals from each town to write a short description highlighting their town’s location, history, and interesting places to visit since local residents know more about their town than an outsider. Travelers will get to know the locals and learn about a good place to eat or an interesting local attraction. In this way they get to know a lot about Connecticut and its residents.The book has space for travelers to journal about their experiences and a place to get the book stamped at the local post office, stickered by the town clerk or signed by a business owner or other resident to certify the traveler had really been there. Containing hundreds of photos and maps its a great resource for touring the Nutmeg State.

People who visit all 169 towns will receive the “Leatherman Award” patch at a luncheon or dinner held at a different town each year. The award is named after the vagabond who lived in caves and traveled a route regularly (approx. 34 days and 365 miles) from the Connecticut River to the Hudson River during the late 1800s.

Books provided by Oblong Books & Music will be available for signing and sale.

Marty Podskoch was a reading teacher in the Catskills and came to Conn. in 2005. In 2016 he published  Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: History, Memories & Legacy of the CCC . He has also written three books on the fire towers of the Catskills and the Adirondacks, two Adirondack Stories: Historical Sketch books, the Adirondack 102 Club travel book, and an Adirondack CCC Camps book. He & his wife live on Lake Pocotopaug in East Hampton, CT.