True tales of false papers in staid Litchfield County

FALLS VILLAGE — Peter Vermilyea, author of “Wicked Litchfield County” and social studies teacher at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, said that Litchfield County was a counterfeiting hub during the Colonial and post-Revolutionary periods. 

Vermilyea was speaking about “Crime and Punishment in Litchfield County” at the South Canaan Meeting House on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The talk was the last in this year’s First Tuesday at Seven lecture series sponsored by the Falls Village-Canaan Historical Society.

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