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The greater Milford Historic community
This site celebrates Milford History while attempting to stay relevant to 2015. You are reading this on the internet from a device that has an indirect historic tie to Milford. Not too long ago this news would have been printed in the newspaper, in an earlier era it would have been spread by someone riding on horseback from town to town or by the Town Cryer on the central town green. Milford has a beautiful green surrounded by historic landmarks.
This site tries to gather the little known Milford tales into one place. Rare photos including President Kennedy in front of a White House fireplace believed to be of Milford marble and a poster for a 1916 movie shot in Milford were located.Using multiple sources for a fuller picture of each story we fact-checked as best as we possible older anecdotes or any relatively recent memorable Milford stories with those closely tied to them. Subjects are presented along with anecdotes to provide historical context. Recent events will wait until enough time has passed after they are no longer in the news depending on how big a story it was when it was still current for a fairer historical perspective. I’m open to alternative perspectives besides the official version of events written by the winners or modern retellings meant to sell books or an agenda. Although we attempted to use multiple sources when researching these stories, this site is a starting point for visitors to explore the topics on their own. Any first or second-hand stories will be welcome. Contact info will be added when this site has a more permanent address that would provide control over spam.
We aim to encourage saving the charm of simpler times when when people took the time to craft quality work before the remaining artifacts fall into disrepair. In the past people took pride in quality craftsmanship instead of Good Enough For Now. We are not against progress, Milford can boast of numerous technological advances. Bravery was exhibited time after time of working for the greater good. The less nobel course of action sometimes was a reliance upon political or personal connections. Rather than just be in awe of the doers or what our ancestors did 238 years ago, we hope the innovators serve as inspiration for people of today to create tomorrow's history. We encourage visitors to have the curiosity to ask questions in order to find out more about any topic. Sometimes our own beliefs should be questioned such as do we know enough about something to be able to make an informed decision. We love to share what we have discovered ourselves about Milford including interviewing those that were part of recent history. We serve the greater historic community independently of any organization over bureaucratic rules.
historic website design
This website started off to showcase one of my detail oriented website designs created to fit in with the history oriented group that it was designed for.
Milford marble belt buckle
Numerous solutions were accomplished in the original creation of this site including regaining control of a website after previous webmasters didn't leave the passwords. This website had to be unscrambled from its original formatting and design dating from 2002 for editing and be free to use at our own web address. As features are added, more examples related to how they solved problems will be discussed. A client should be able to focus on running their business and the webmaster keeps up to date on the latest techniques and challenges related to being online today. The many different complex aspects to consider about a website such as how looks, functionality, reaching the public, legal issues, a consistent message and online security are intertwined. Social media such as Twitter or Facebook are separate topics that can be utilized to bring attention to people not familiar with a client.
To best address concerns it is best to have a collaborative endeavor with the client providing the necessary information about their company or organization along with the access to the technical tools so the webmaster can get positive results. The technical code and software used to create the site are open source meaning they are not exclusive to the website hosting service to make moving a site easier if needed.