continual font of surprises. For example, did anyone know that in Stratford there's a marker commemorating the oldest postal route in America? I'm not usually one to go looking for -ests, but I was right there, so I figured I might as well.
The DAR put up the marker in 1915, on the spot where (supposedly) a post rider on the first mail run, in 1673, paused between New York and Boston. There's nothing really unique about Stratford in postal history, as far as I can tell, except that they chose to commemorate this and other towns on the Post Road didn't. So OK, that's not the most exciting thing.
But wait! Because the stone is planted in the ground of...
However, it's doing better than the other Google result for "Connecticut's smallest park," because that is a) a State Park, and therefore in a whole different category, and b) in the middle of Gardner Lake. That's not a park, it's an island. And between a traffic island and an island island, I'm going with the one on land.
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