Far-Out Friday: The Battle of the Frogs

BattleFrogsI guess you could say the town of Windham, Connecticut was a bit on edge one hot night in June or July in the 1750’s.  Historically, the colonists had been at odds with the local Pequots tribe (and others) for years, stretching back into the 1630’s.  I should note that there doesn’t seem to be a specific date assigned to this particular event.  Most references are to one hot night in June of 1754, although some sources refer to the event as taking place in June or July of 1758.  If it was indeed 1758 then all the more reason for the local population to be on alert because the French and Indian War would have been in full swing.

This amusing article was featured in the October 2018 issue of Digging History Magazine.  Preview the issue here or purchase here.

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