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West Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

West Ha'ven, a post-borough in Orange township, New Haven co., Conn., on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 23 miles S.W. of New Haven, and 1 mile from Long Island Sound. It has 3 churches, the Oak Hill Seminary, a newspaper office, and manufactures of buckles, keys, and matches. Pop, about 2500.

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World, A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ..., 1895

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  • 1854 - West Haven
    West Haven, a post-village of New Haven county, Connecticut, on the New York and New Haven railroad, 5 miles S. W. from New Haven. It contains a churc...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Mr and Mrs Tom Thumb
    Commodore Nutt and Minne Warren were married on Thursday, at the residence of Tom Thumb's mother, (Mrs. Stratton,) at West Haven, Conn. Tom Thumb and ...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - Confessed to Heavy Forgeries
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 11. - Henry G. Hotchkiss, of West Haven, a hardware manufacturer, has been arrested charged with forging checks upon the Yale N...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - Fire
    A church and five business buildings were destroyed by fire at West Haven, Conn., on the 27th.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 30, 1889

  • News 1893 - INCENDIARY FIRES IN WEST HAVEN. The Fire Department of the Town Was Kept Busy for Several Hours.
    NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 29. - Two incendiary fires in West Haven to-night kept the Fire Department busy for several hours. The first consumed a barn ow...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - West Haven
    West Ha'ven, a post-borough in Orange township, New Haven co., Conn., on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 23 miles S.W. of New Haven, and ...Read MORE...


  • West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    The Green Showing old and new Christ Church, West Haven, Conn.
  • West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Savin Rock Theatre, Savin Rock, Conn.
  • West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    New Haven, Conn., White City, Savin Rock

    "Savin Rock was an American amusement park in West Haven, Connecticut. It was previously called The White City. The park included a number of roller coasters, other rides and numerous funhouses.

    The... Read MORE...

  • West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Savin Rock, Moonlight Scene, West Haven, Conn.
  • West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Airdome Theatre, White City, Savin Rock, Conn.
  • West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Osborn Ave., Woody Crest, West Haven, Conn.
  • West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    The "Colonnade" Savin Rock, Conn.
  • 1906
    Orange, a post-township (town) of New Haven co., Conn., borders on Long Island Sound and is bounded on the W. by the Housatonic River. Orange village ...Read MORE...


  • West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Savin Rock Bathing Scene
  • West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Jack's Hotel, Savin Rock
  • West Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Chute the Chutes
    White City
  • News 1931 - June 19 - 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct

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    June 19, 1931



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The Green Showing old and new Christ Church, West Haven, Conn.

West Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Savin Rock Theatre, Savin Rock, Conn.

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New Haven, Conn., White City, Savin Rock

"Savin Rock was an American amusement park in West Haven, Connecticut. It was previously called The White City. The park included a number of roller coasters, other rides and numerous funhouses.

The... Read MORE...

West Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Savin Rock, Moonlight Scene, West Haven, Conn.

West Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Airdome Theatre, White City, Savin Rock, Conn.

West Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Osborn Ave., Woody Crest, West Haven, Conn.


West Haven, Connecticut, USA
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The "Colonnade" Savin Rock, Conn.

West Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Savin Rock Bathing Scene

West Haven, Connecticut, USA
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Jack's Hotel, Savin Rock

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Chute the Chutes
White City
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  • 1854 - West Haven
    West Haven, a post-village of New Haven county, Connecticut, on the New York and New Haven railroad, 5 miles S. W. from New Haven. It contains a... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Mr and Mrs Tom Thumb
    Commodore Nutt and Minne Warren were married on Thursday, at the residence of Tom Thumb's mother, (Mrs. Stratton,) at West Haven, Conn. Tom Thumb and ... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - Confessed to Heavy Forgeries
    NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 11. - Henry G. Hotchkiss, of West Haven, a hardware manufacturer, has been arrested charged with forging checks upon the Yale... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - Fire
    A church and five business buildings were destroyed by fire at West Haven, Conn., on the 27th. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 30, 1889
  • News  1893 - INCENDIARY FIRES IN WEST HAVEN. The Fire Department of the Town Was Kept Busy for Several Hours.
    NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 29. - Two incendiary fires in West Haven to-night kept the Fire Department busy for several hours. The first consumed a barn... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - West Haven
    West Ha'ven, a post-borough in Orange township, New Haven co., Conn., on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 23 miles S.W. of New Haven, and ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Orange, a post-township (town) of New Haven co., Conn., borders on Long Island Sound and is bounded on the W. by the Housatonic River. Orange village ... Read MORE...

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  • News  1931 - June 19 - 1st photoelectric cell installed commercially West Haven Ct

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    June 19, 1931

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