The Great Windham Frog Fight

I'd heard there was some connection with frogs in a town in Connecticut, but had never investigated until my husband and I went up there to have lunch with our son and haul back some of his dorm room stuff in anticipation of his finishing up his freshman year of college next week.

So it turns out in 1754 during the French and Indian War, some residents heard terrifying shrieking late at night and fired their muskets to ward off warring tribal people or Judgment Day, but in the morning they discovered a lot of dead bullfrogs that had all congregated in one tiny pond seeking water during a drought. It became known as the Great Windham Frog Fight and has been commemorated ever since.

There were signs and sculptures of frogs everywhere. This is one of four copper frogs that decorate the "Frog Bridge" that crosses the Willimantic River.
what an intriguing story - I love the sculpture
posted April 30th, 2017  
Interesting image and info
posted April 30th, 2017  
Great photo and super story! Coincidentally I found a frog snuggling up to my petunias yesterday! I think I will post it today !
posted April 30th, 2017  
cool shot and very interesting about the frogs
posted April 30th, 2017  
He is so cool looking. Excellent shot.
posted April 30th, 2017  
Beautiful cqpture and monument. A very interesting story, too.
posted April 30th, 2017  
Great shot and very interesting story :)
posted April 30th, 2017  
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