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History of Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

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Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1779 - British troops under General Tryon raid New Haven, Fairfield and Norwalk.
    [After first invading New Haven, followed by Fairfield] the British return to Connecticut late on July 11, landing at Norwalk during the night. They...Read MORE...


  • 1819 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a flourishing maritime post township, is situated upon Long Island sound, 66 miles southwest from Hartford, 32 west from New-Haven, 32 west...Read MORE...


  • News 1853 - Awful Railroad Accident. FIFTY PERSONS KILLED!
    NORWALK (CT) May 6. The 8 o'clock train for New York, ran off the draw-bridge into the river, near this place. One car was completely submerged and...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a post-borough of Fairfield county, Connecticut, on both sides of Norwalk river, at the junction of the Danbury and Norwalk railroad with...Read MORE...


  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
    Artwork
  • News 1884 - Some genius is manufacturing a new gun, at Norwalk, Conn., which is 28 feet long. It is loaded with compressed air, and is expected to throw a ball three miles.
    If a fellow within a half mile of it should happen to get in front of one of the balls, he'd feel awfully bored.
    genealogybank.com
    Texas Siftings
    Texas
    February 23, 1884

  • News 1890 - TRAIN OF ILL-OMEN.
    South Norwalk, Conn., Sept. 8 - The express train due here from Boston at 5:20 Saturday evening ran into a Danbury and Norwalk railway commuters'...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a post-borough in Norwalk township, Fair field co., Conn., on a river of the same name, 14 miles W.S.W. of Bridgeport, 22 miles S. of...Read MORE...


  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    When Baby is About to Walk
    Procure a pair of ANKLE SUPPORTERS

    R. H. Golden
    South Norwalk, Conn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    May 1898
    Advertisement
  • News 1899 - TORNADO IN CONNECTICUT.
    Special to The New York Times.

    NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 27.--Word reached here today of a tornado, which raged in the Norwalk River Valley last...Read MORE...


  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    The Green, Norwalk, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Hickory Bluff, from Yacht Club, Norwalk Harbor
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    South Norwalk Congregational Church
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Trinity Church, South Norwalk
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    West Ave., looking South
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    INTERIOR THE SILVERMINE TAVERN COUNTRY STORE, NORWALK, CONN

    Old time atmosphere and candy, food specialties, and gifts recalling our Early American Heritage. Silvermine, Norwalk, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Old Town House
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    The Selleck Overlook Military Academy
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Norwalk, a city and summer-resort in Norwalk township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on a river of the same name, 14 miles WSW. of Bridgeport, on the...Read MORE...


  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    St. Joseph's Church & Rectory, South Norwalk
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Roton Point Boat Landing
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Town Farm
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Center School
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Hartstrom Preparatory School
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Norwalk Hospital
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Franklin Street School, South Norwalk
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    St. James' Home
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    St. Pauls Church
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Gutheries Mill, Norwalk, Conn.

    Now part of the Silvermine Tavern complex.

    "English-born Henry Guthrie owned a shipyard and three mills clustered around today’s Silvermine Tavern..." www.norwalkct.org
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    The Armory
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Russell's Sunflower Tavern
    Post Road
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Shore Cottages, Harbor View, South Norwalk
    Postcard
  • News 1923 - FLAMES TOTALLY DESTROY NORWALK ISLAND RESIDENCE
    NORWALK, June 3. (Special to the Telegram) - Flame shooting high into the air which could be sen(sic) many miles along Long Island sound, totally...Read MORE...


  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Shorehaven Golf Club
    Postcard
  • Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
    Norwalk High School
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Norwalk, Connecticut, USA


Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Artwork

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
When Baby is About to Walk
Procure a pair of ANKLE SUPPORTERS

R. H. Golden
South Norwalk, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Advertisement

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
The Green, Norwalk, Conn.
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
INTERIOR THE SILVERMINE TAVERN COUNTRY STORE, NORWALK, CONN

Old time atmosphere and candy, food specialties, and gifts recalling our Early American Heritage. Silvermine, Norwalk, Conn.
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Hickory Bluff, from Yacht Club, Norwalk Harbor
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
South Norwalk Congregational Church
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Trinity Church, South Norwalk
Postcard



Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
West Ave., looking South
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Old Town House
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
The Selleck Overlook Military Academy
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
St. Joseph's Church & Rectory, South Norwalk
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Roton Point Boat Landing
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Town Farm
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Gutheries Mill, Norwalk, Conn.

Now part of the Silvermine Tavern complex.

"English-born Henry Guthrie owned a shipyard and three mills clustered around today’s Silvermine Tavern..." www.norwalkct.org
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Center School
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Hartstrom Preparatory School
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Norwalk Hospital
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Franklin Street School, South Norwalk
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
St. James' Home
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
St. Pauls Church
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
The Armory
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Russell's Sunflower Tavern
Post Road
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Shore Cottages, Harbor View, South Norwalk
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Shorehaven Golf Club
Postcard

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Norwalk High School
Postcard
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History and News of Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1779 - British troops under General Tryon raid New Haven, Fairfield and Norwalk.
    [After first invading New Haven, followed by Fairfield] the British return to Connecticut late on July 11, landing at Norwalk during the night. They... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a flourishing maritime post township, is situated upon Long Island sound, 66 miles southwest from Hartford, 32 west from New-Haven, 32 west... Read MORE...

  • News  1853 - Awful Railroad Accident. FIFTY PERSONS KILLED!
    NORWALK (CT) May 6. The 8 o'clock train for New York, ran off the draw-bridge into the river, near this place. One car was completely submerged and... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a post-borough of Fairfield county, Connecticut, on both sides of Norwalk river, at the junction of the Danbury and Norwalk railroad with... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - Some genius is manufacturing a new gun, at Norwalk, Conn., which is 28 feet long. It is loaded with compressed air, and is expected to throw a ball three miles.
    If a fellow within a half mile of it should happen to get in front of one of the balls, he'd feel awfully bored.
    genealogybank.com
    Texas Siftings
    Texas
    February 23, 1884
  • News  1890 - TRAIN OF ILL-OMEN.
    South Norwalk, Conn., Sept. 8 - The express train due here from Boston at 5:20 Saturday evening ran into a Danbury and Norwalk railway commuters'... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Norwalk
    Norwalk, a post-borough in Norwalk township, Fair field co., Conn., on a river of the same name, 14 miles W.S.W. of Bridgeport, 22 miles S. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - TORNADO IN CONNECTICUT.
    Special to The New York Times.

    NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 27.--Word reached here today of a tornado, which raged in the Norwalk River Valley last... Read MORE...

  • Norwalk CT The Way We Were


    Norwalk CT The Way We Were (www.youtube.com)
  • 1906
    Norwalk, a city and summer-resort in Norwalk township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on a river of the same name, 14 miles WSW. of Bridgeport, on the... Read MORE...

  • News  1923 - FLAMES TOTALLY DESTROY NORWALK ISLAND RESIDENCE
    NORWALK, June 3. (Special to the Telegram) - Flame shooting high into the air which could be sen(sic) many miles along Long Island sound, totally... Read MORE...

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