June 1, 1889 New Haven Register
Pleasure Hunting at Zoar Bridge
ZOAR BRIDGE, Conn., June 1 -- People from New Haven and that section of the state are beginning to appreciate the wild and beautiful scenery in this neighborhood and any fine day a dozen or more ladies and gentlemen from the city may be seen taking in the beauties offered to their view. The gentlemen have caught some pretty good sized black bass, and the ladies have gone away laden with ivy, clematis, fringed gentian and other rare wild flowers.
There are some attractive old landmarks in the neighborhood including Zoar Bridge, suspended on its cables, and the Barlow place, where Washington is said to have crossed the ferry after stopping overnight at the Blackman place. The Barlow place is also noted as the spot where Benjamin Northrup was murdered about half a century ago for taking a canoe to cross the river without the consent of the owner.