New Milford has had its share of families that have deep roots in town. Among them is the Samuel J. Ferriss family. The family is shown at right in early spring 1898 at their West Street home. They are, from left to right, S. J. Ferriss, Eliza L.D.T Ferriss holding Eliza, Alice Bell, Edith and Gladys holding S. Boynton, according to the records of the late E. Paul Martin. If you have a “Way Back When” photo you’d like to share, contact Deborah Rose at or 860-355-7324.