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Quotation by Administration for the State of Con
Here also was made the novelty 'Chestnut Bell' which enjoyed unusual popularity during the gay nineties when every dandy jauntily wore one of the tiny bells on the lapel of his coat, and rang it whenever a story-teller offered a 'chestnut.'
Administration for the State of Con, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Connecticut: A Guide to Its Roads, Lore, and People (The WPA Guide to Connecticut), p. 405, Houghton Mifflin (1938).
Of East Hampton, "the Bell Town."
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