Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Milford is a city in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 50,594 at the 2000 census. The city contains the incorporated borough of Woodmont and the unincorporated village of Devon. The current mayor of Milford is James L. Richetelli, Jr.
The city has grown noticeably over the years, including rapid revitalization of the downtown and retail growth along Route 1, and today Milford faces the typical modern issue of deciding how much land to develop and how much to keep natural, especially in light of the city's location at the mouth of the Housatonic River. Laws favoring the preservation and restoration of older homes have helped maintain a traditional New England town ambiance.wikipedia
1682 - June 20 - A major tornado ripped through southwestern Connecticut, passing through Stratford, Milford, and New Haven, and then into Long Island Sound.
WeatherForYou.com June 20, 1682 Added: 6/3/2014 7:28:53 AM - 1 Updated: 6/20/2014 8:25:13 AM - 1
1839 Description of Milford, Connecticut Milford, Ct.
New Haven co. This is one of the towns which composed the "Old Jurisdiction of New Haven." The settlement commenced in 1639. The first purchase of land was made of the Indians, for the consideration of "6 coats, 10 blankets, 1 kettle, besides a number of hoes, knives,...Read MORE...
1850 - Train Accident When the Express train from New York, going at the rate of 30 miles per hour, was within 100 rods of the Milford Conn. station, a young man walked deliberately to the steps of the car and jumped upon the frozen ground. It is needless to add that he was instantly killed. genealogybank.com New Hampshire Sentinel New Hampshire February 21, 1850 Added: 11/3/2010 10:00:42 AM - 1 Updated: 6/4/2015 9:00:11 AM - 1
1897 - THREE FIRES IN MILFORD. William Cummings Arrested on Suspicion of Incendiarism.
MILFORD, Conn., April 15. - Milford had another lot of excitement last night because of three fires, undoubtedly or incendiary origin, making six fires in the town within about one week.
1902 Tornado Milford, March 20. - During the progress of the small cyclone which struck Milford yesterday afternoon, Mrs. John S. Mitchell was picked up by a guest[sic] of wind and thrown into the street between the wheels of a coal wagon. The driver of the vehicle just saw Mrs. Mitchell's body in time to...Read MORE...
1906 Milford, a banking post-township (town) and seaside resort of New Haven co., Conn., on Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Wopewaug River, and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 9 miles SW. of New Haven. It contains the Taylor Library, a fine memorial bridge, and a soldiers' monument,...Read MORE...
1916 - PROBE BEGUN IN MILFORD WRECK NINE DEAD, OVER FIFTY PERSONS INJURED. LOCAL RUNS INTO EXPRESS. Flagman Meets Death While Waving Signal to Stop Oncoming Train - Ill Fated Engineer, Rounding Curve at Fast Clip, Fails to See Sign.
New Haven, Conn., Feb. 23 - An investigation to ascertain the cause of the train wreck near Milford, in which nine persons were killed and scores injured, was...Read MORE...
1923 - WINDS FAN SPARKS, DAMAGING CHIMNEY OF MILFORD HOTEL MILFORD, Mar. 19. Fanned by high winds, fire did considerable damage to a chimney on Smith's hotel at Milford Point early tonight, and would probably have resulted more seriously had not the firemen arrived in time to check it.
A still alarm was sent in to Chemical company, No. 3 of Myrtle...Read MORE...
1938 - THE GREAT LONG ISLAND/NEW ENGLAND HURRICANE OF 1938 On September 21st, a full hurricane of unknown force was churning northward in the waters off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It was expected to follow a normal path and gradually curve northeast away from land, and was thought to be moving at a normal speed. “Instead,” wrote David Ludlum, “it...Read MORE...
1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - "Circus" Accident ...A circus touch was added to the list of freak accidents last November in Milford, when a car struck an esplanade, veered across the highway, mounted a sidewalk and retaining wall and turned a complete somersault, landing on four wheels. The driver received slight leg and shoulder bruises... Naugatuck News Naugatuck, Connecticut Wednesday, January 5, 1949 Added: 11/19/2013 11:28:19 AM - 1 Updated: 6/16/2014 8:34:45 AM - 1
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