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By Carol Ann Brown

Settled in 1734, Bethlehem is a customary Litchfield hill city and keeps a lot of its rural attraction. round its eco-friendly are an outdated submit tavern on the Woodward residence, historical church buildings, and the Bellamy-Ferriday apartment and backyard. Rev. Joseph Bellamy got here to Bethlehem in 1738 and stayed to set up the 1st theological college within the kingdom, instructing Aaron Burr, James Morris, and later John C. Calhoun. In 1938, postmaster Earl Johnson designed a rubber stamp to decorate playing cards despatched from the publish place of work hooked up to his family's basic shop. this primary cachet turned an annual venture and validated Bethlehem as "the Christmas town." In 1946, Benedictine nuns got here to stick with artist Lauren Ford whereas developing the Abbey of Regina Laudis in a manufacturing unit donated by way of neighborhood businessman Robert leather-based. each September for the final eighty five years, the Bethlehem reasonable has welcomed greater than 60,000 humans to apple pies and horse attracts at its scenic fairgrounds.

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