Wallingford, Connecticut, USA - South Main Street. Wallingford, Conn.
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South Main Street. Wallingford, Conn.

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Wallingford, Connecticut, USA

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Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Wallingford, Connecticut, USA? 

Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
On October 10, 1667 the Connecticut General Assembly authorized the “making of a village on the east river” to 38 planters and freemen. The “long highway” located on the ridge of the hill above the sandy plain along the Quinnipiac River is the present Main Street in Wallingford. On May 12, 1670 the bounds were set in the settlement and about 126 people settled in the Town in temporary housing. Six-acre lots were set out and by the year 1675, 40 houses stretched along the street...

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1670 - Wallingford founded

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1819 - Wallingford
Wallingford, a pleasant post township, is situated in the northeastern section of the county, 23 miles southwest from Hartford, and 13 northeast from New-Haven; bounded on the north by Meriden, on the east by Middletown and Durham, in the county of Middlesex, on the south by Branford and...Read MORE...

News  1839 - Tornado
On Monday, Aug. 7, 1839, a tornado passed over a point not far from the line of the Wallingford storm. Its direction was such that it did not strike places where human habitations existed, though it was a fearful tempest. Mr. James Bolter of this city visited the spot at the time, and Prof....Read MORE...

News  1853 - Large Fire in Wallingford.
NEW-HAVEN, Tuesday, Dec. 27. The Button Factory of the Pomeroy Manufacturing Company at Wallingford, about 12 miles from this city, took fire early this morning, and was destroyed, together with its contents. The loss was over $5,000, most of which is covered by insurance.
The New York Times
New York, New York
December 28, 1853
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MERIDEN, Conn., May 30. - The large three-story frame factory of the Wallingford Wheel Company in Wallingford, Conn., was struck by lightning during a heavy thunderstorm at 3 o'clock this morning and totally destroyed by fire. The entire Fire Department was promptly on hand, but owing to the...Read MORE...

News  1878 - The Tornado at Wallingford, Conn., in 1878.
During the last of July and the first of August, 1878, showers with thunder and lightning occurred almost daily, and on some of the days there were several disastrous ones. For two or three weeks there seemed to be more and greater thunder showers than the people of New England had ever...Read MORE...

News  1879 - Strange Wedding
The New England girl certainly carries off the palm for originality. A young woman of Wallingford, Conn., was married the other evening, and while the festivities that followed the ceremony were at their height the bride eloped with one of her old admirers who was amongst the guests.
Wheeling Register
Wheeling, West Virginia
August 18, 1879
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WALLINGFORD, Conn., March 19. - The shop of the Wallingford Wheel Company was found to be on fire at 8 o'clock last evening, and by 9 o'clock was burned to the ground. The fire broke out in an addition over the engine-room, but the engineer is confident that it did not catch from the furnace. The...Read MORE...

NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 19. - A fire which broke out at 2 o'clock this morning in Wallingford destroyed Temperance Hall, belonging to Jared Q. Kimberly, Perkins & Maynes, Philip Finnegan, and Patrick McKenna. The loss reaches over $10,000. John S. Jackson, a man over 60 years of age, who was...Read MORE...

NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 17.- Mrs. John Condon, of Wallingford, was burned to death last night. She was 55 years old and very feeble. Early in the evening her husband went to the village store to buy some provisions. It is supposed Mrs. Condon left her bed to light her pipe, and in some way set fire...Read MORE...

WALLINGFORD, Conn., March 16. - Early this morning Constable Roger S. Austin, tired and dusty after a long trip, reached this town, bringing with him as a prisoner Frank H. Morse, one of the best known young men in this neighborhood. An hour later young Morse was taken before Justice Bartholomew to ...Read MORE...

NEW-HAVEN, Conn., June 4. - If matters keep on as they have been going lately half the voting population of Wallingford will be under arrest for arson. The latest capture is Henry Strauss, senior member of a firm of cartmen, with headquarters on Madison-street, in the borough. He was arrested this...Read MORE...

Wallingford, a post-borough in Wallingford township (town), New Haven co., Conn., is finely situated on the Quinepiac (Quinnipiac) River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 12 miles NNE. of New Haven. It has manufactures of silver and plated-wares, insulated wire, and fire-works. Pop....Read MORE...

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