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"Hartford, a city, seat of justice of Hart ford county, and semi-capital of Connecticut, is situated on the right bank of the Connecticut river, at the head of sloop navigation, 60 miles from Long Island sound, 30 miles by railroad N. N. E. from New Haven, 124 miles W. S. W. from Boston, and 112 miles N. E. from New York. Lat. 41° 45' 59" N. ; lon. 72° 40 45" W. It is connected with East Hartford, on the opposite side of the river, by a covered bridge 1000 feet long. The chartered limits of the city extend along the W. bank of the river upwards of a mile, and three-quarters of a mile back, including an area of about 700 acres. The site is considerably elevated, and the surface some what broken. There are upwards of 70 streets and alleys, some of which run parallel with the river, and are intersected at right angles by those passing from E. to W.; while others are very irregular. Main street reaches from the northern to the southern extremity of the city, dividing it into two nearly equal parts. On this street, which is broad, and more than a mile in length, are many of the public buildings and churches, and also a large number of the retail stores. State street extends from Maine street to the river ; on it is done most of the wholesale business : near its junction with Main street it divides into two parts, enclosing the state house and public square. Asylum street passes westward to the principal railroad station, and is the seat of an important business, consisting chiefly of cotton and woollen goods of home manufacture. The city is, for the most part, compactly built, principally of brick and freestone, and exhibits much taste and elegance. Among the public buildings the state house, erected in 1792, may be mentioned as the most remarkable. It is a fine structure of the Doric order, 114 feet by 76, with walls 54 feet high. Be sides the legislative halls, it contains apartments for the several courts of the state and county, and numerous public offices. The edifice is adorned with two porticos and a dome, the top of which affords a magnificent view of the city, the river, and the surrounding country. The legislature meets alternately here and at New Haven — the odd years at Hartford. The city hall, fronting on market square, is a handsome building of Grecian architecture, containing the police court room, a large hall for public purposes, and the city market. There are also 2 extensive railroad depots. In 1852 the city contained 21 churches of the various denominations, many of them large and elegant edifices..."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.


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  • 1614 - Dutch trader, Adriaen Block, sailed up Connecticut River, landed near Hartford


  • 1633 - The Dutch erect a fort, the House of (Good) Hope, on the future site of Hartford.
    The Dutch buy a parcel of land from the Indians, on what is the present site of Hartford, and build a fort/ trading post known as The House of Good Hop...Read MORE...


  • 1635 - The English establish a permanent settlement at Hartford under the direction of John Steel.


    Early Settlers of Connecticut www.ctstatelibrary.org/ subjectguides/ early-settlers-connecticut

  • 1636 - Thomas Hooker and company journey from Newtown (Cambridge), Massachusetts to found Hartford.
    Other "Founders" of Hartford arrive, including the Rev. Thomas Hooker, Rev. Samuel Stone, and most of the congregation of the First Church of Christ o...Read MORE...


  • 1639 - January 14 - 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow

    historyorb.com

  • 1647 - May 26 - Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford,

    historyorb.com

  • 1662 - Connecticut Colony is established in Hartford by royal charter of Charles II, taking its name from the Indian name of the Connecticut River: Quonektacat, meaning long river.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm

  • 1687 – King James II sends armed men to Hartford to seize the 1662 Charter of Connecticut, which is hidden in the Charter Oak; government under the old charter is restored two years later.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm

  • 1764 - Connecticut Courant
    Connecticut Courant, the oldest American newspaper in continuous existence to the present, launched at Hartford by Thomas Green.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • January 29, 1780 - The temperature dipped to 20 degrees below zero at Hartford CT.

    The Weather Channel

  • 1784 - Incorporated
    Earliest Connecticut cities incorporated - Hartford, Middletown, New Haven, New London and Norwich.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1788 - Federal Constitution Approved
    Convention at Hartford approves Federal Constitution by 128-40 vote.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1792 - Hartford Bank Established
    In 1792, Hartford Bank was established with capital of $930,000.

    The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Volume 3
    Author Sir David Brewster
    Publisher J. & E...Read MORE...


  • 1793-96 - State House erected
    Old State House, Hartford, erected; designed by Charles Bulfinch.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1796 - First cookbook written by an American was published in Hartford. The book was American Cookery by Amelia Simmons.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html

  • 1810 - Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Hartford Fire Insurance Company incorporated.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1815 - Voyage up the Connecticut River
    First steamboat voyage up the Connecticut River to Hartford.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1817 - School for the Deaf
    Thomas Gallaudet found school for the deaf in Hartford.

    Hartford Times founded by Frederick D. Bolles and John M. Niles.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1818 - Constitution Adopted
    New Constitution adopted by convention in Hartford and approved by voters; ends system of established church.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1819 - Hartford
    Hartford, the seat of justice for the county and semi-capital of the State, is located on the west side of Connecticut river, fifty miles northwesterl...Read MORE...


  • 1823 - College founded
    Washington College (now Trinity) founded in Hartford.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1831 - Mutual Insurance Company
    Mutual Insurance Company of Hartford founded.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1839 - December 28 - The third storm in two weeks hit the northeastern U.S. It brought two more feet of snow to Hartford, CT, and Worcester, MA. Whole gales swept the coast causing many wrecks.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1839 - Railroad completed between New Haven and Hartford.
    The Hartford and New Haven Railroad, New Haven's first railroad was opened in New Haven to North Haven in November, 1838. An old newspaper gives an ac...Read MORE...


  • 1842 - Art Museum
    Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, first public art museum, established.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1844 - anesthesia
    Dr. Horace Wells uses anesthesia at Hartford.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1853 - Aetna Life Insurance Company
    Aetna Life Insurance Company started in Hartford.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Residence of Mrs. Harriett Beecher Stowe
  • 1875 - Capital
    Hartford made sole capital city.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1879 - Capitol building
    New Capitol building in Hartford completed; Richard Upjohn, architect.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Residence of Samuel L Clemens (Mark Twain)
  • News 1882 - HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL BURNED. ONLY THE WALLS LEFT STANDING - A LOSS OF $200,000.
    Hartford, Conn., Jan. 24. - The public High School was destroyed by fire early this morning, the walls only being left standing. The fire started, it ...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
    ...Probably Hartford, Conn., was the most shaken of any point heard from. At twenty-one minutes to three o’clock p. m., three long and convulsive shoc...Read MORE...


  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    1888 Colt's Lightning Magazine Rifles
    Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut

    Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Riverside Park
  • News 1892 - FACTORY EXPLOSION.
    Hartford, Conn., May 23. - At 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon the factory of the AEtna Pyrotechnic company, in Mechanic street, blew up with a tremend...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - CHILDREN ASPHYXIATED. IMPRISONED IN A FREIGHT CABOOSE BY A SPRING LOCK AT HARTFORD, CONN.
    Hartford, Conn., July 30. - RAYMOND, aged 9; LEROY, aged 7; and FREDDIE, aged 4, the children of James W. Ganlon, a locomotive engineer on the New Yor...Read MORE...


  • News 1896 - "UNCLE TOM" - Its Famous Author Dies At Hartford, Conn.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe and Her Career.
    Was a Sister of Henry Ward Beecher.
    Wrote Much - Her First Book Was Famous.

    Almost exactly at high noon, We...Read MORE...


  • 1897 - Pope Manufacturing Company
    Manufacture of automobiles begun by Pope Manufacturing Company of Hartford.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • News 1898 - FIRE STOPS MASQUERADE BALL. Eight Persons Severely Burned at Germania Hall, Hartford, Conn.
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 8. - At a fire in Germania Hall, corner of Main and Morgan Streets, last night, while the tableux were being prepared to open t...Read MORE...


  • 1898 - Hartford - The Birthplace of Democracy by Mary K. Talcott
    Among the historic cities of New England, Hartford claims a foremost place. Not only was its settlement of great consequence at the time, but for hist...Read MORE...


  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Wm. H. Wiley & Son, Hartford, Conn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    March 1898
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    The Hartford Rubber Works Co., Hartford, Conn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    March 1898
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    5% Nickel Steel Tubing is found only in Columbia Bicycles
    Pope Mfg. Co, Hartford, Conn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    April 1898
  • News 1899 - EXPLOSION AT STATE CAPITOL. Watchmen Were Investigating Gas Leak with Lighted Lantern - One Man Injured.
    Hartford, Aug. 14. - Escaping gas at the state capitol caused Night Watchman James Keefe of this city and Assistant Night Watchman George H. Cooper of...Read MORE...


  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Looking across Connecticut River towards Travelers Building, Hartford, Conn.
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, looking North from Asylum Street, Hartford, Conn.
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Hotel Bond, Hartford, Conn.

    "Hotel Bond is a historic hotel, built in two stages in 1913 and 1921, in downtown Hartford, Connecticut by hotelier Harry S. Bond. It is located near Bushnell Park, and was considered the grandest hotel in Hartford... Read MORE...

  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    View of Main Street from City Hall
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    The Old State House
  • News 1902 - August 22 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first American President to ride in an automobile when he rides in a Columbia Electric Victoria through Hartford, Connecticut.

    www.wikipedia.org
    August 22, 1902

  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    City Hall
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    The Cathedral, 1909
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Keney Tower, 1909
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, Looking South, 1909
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, 1911
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Hartford, Conn. Hartford Hospital, Main Entrance
  • News 1914 - FLAMES WRECK NEW HAVEN DEPOT AT HARTFORD, CONN.
    Hartford, Conn., Feb. 21. - The Union Station of the New Haven Railroad here was wrecked by fire this afternoon and all train service interrupted. A l...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Hartford, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Connecticut and seat of justice of Hartford co., is situated upon the W. bank of the Connecticut R...Read MORE...


  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    New Palace Theatre, 1917
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Asylum Street, Looking West from Trumbull Street
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Horace Bushnell Memorial
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Hartford Golf Club
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    The Morgan Memorial
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Municipal Building
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Trinity College
  • News 1927 - Flood
    ...At Hartford, Conn., 12 families were marooned on the second floors of their homes..
    The Oelwein Daily Register
    Iowa
    November 4, 1927

  • 1929 - April 7 - Record heat prevailed across New England. Hartford CT reported an afternoon high of 90 degrees.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Hotel Hartford
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, Looking South
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    March 1936 Flood
  • Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    March 1936 Flood
  • 1938 - The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
    CAT 3 - September 21, 1938
    The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to strike Southern New En...Read MORE...


  • 1939 - First FM radio station, WDRC-FM began broadcasting in Hartford

    www.ereferencedesk.com /resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html

  • News 1944 - July 6 - Ringling Brothers Circus tent fire in Hartford took 168 lives.
    1944 - July 6 - World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn)
    Timeline of Connecticut History
    July 6, 1944

  • News 1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - Bad Place to Sleep
    ...A Hartford youth, pronounced by police to be under the influence of liquor after he left a tavern at closing time, sprawled out in the middle of th...Read MORE...


  • 1950 - November 25-26 - Wind gusts to 100 mph recorded at Hartford CT

    The Weather Channel

  • 1957 - University of Hartford founded.

    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1960 - Front Street redevelopment
    Ground broken for first building in Hartford's Front Street redevelopment area; now known as Constitution plaza.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1978 - January 18 - Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)

    historyorb.com



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


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Residence of Mrs. Harriett Beecher Stowe

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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Residence of Samuel L Clemens (Mark Twain)

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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1888 Colt's Lightning Magazine Rifles
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut

Found at The Way It Was Museum, Virginia City, Nevada


Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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Riverside Park

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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Wm. H. Wiley & Son, Hartford, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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The Hartford Rubber Works Co., Hartford, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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5% Nickel Steel Tubing is found only in Columbia Bicycles
Pope Mfg. Co, Hartford, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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Looking across Connecticut River towards Travelers Building, Hartford, Conn.

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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Main Street, looking North from Asylum Street, Hartford, Conn.

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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Hotel Bond, Hartford, Conn.

"Hotel Bond is a historic hotel, built in two stages in 1913 and 1921, in downtown Hartford, Connecticut by hotelier Harry S. Bond. It is located near Bushnell Park, and was considered the grandest hotel in Hartford... Read MORE...

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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View of Main Street from City Hall

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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The Old State House

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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City Hall

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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The Cathedral, 1909

Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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Keney Tower, 1909

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Main Street, Looking South, 1909

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Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, 1911

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Hartford, Conn. Hartford Hospital, Main Entrance

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New Palace Theatre, 1917

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Asylum Street, Looking West from Trumbull Street

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Horace Bushnell Memorial

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Hartford Golf Club

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The Morgan Memorial

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Municipal Building

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Trinity College

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Hotel Hartford

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Main Street, Looking South

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March 1936 Flood

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March 1936 Flood
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  • 1614 - Dutch trader, Adriaen Block, sailed up Connecticut River, landed near Hartford
  • 1633 - The Dutch erect a fort, the House of (Good) Hope, on the future site of Hartford.
    The Dutch buy a parcel of land from the Indians, on what is the present site of Hartford, and build a fort/ trading post known as The House of Good Hop... Read MORE...

  • 1635 - The English establish a permanent settlement at Hartford under the direction of John Steel.

    Early Settlers of Connecticut www.ctstatelibrary.org/ subjectguides/ early-settlers-connecticut
  • 1636 - Thomas Hooker and company journey from Newtown (Cambridge), Massachusetts to found Hartford.
    Other "Founders" of Hartford arrive, including the Rev. Thomas Hooker, Rev. Samuel Stone, and most of the congregation of the First Church of Christ o... Read MORE...

  • 1639 - January 14 - 1st Connecticut constitution (Fundamental Orders) adopted in Hartford, published by Rodger Ludlow
    historyorb.com
  • 1647 - May 26 - Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford,
    historyorb.com
  • 1662 - Connecticut Colony is established in Hartford by royal charter of Charles II, taking its name from the Indian name of the Connecticut River: Quonektacat, meaning long river.
    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
  • 1687 – King James II sends armed men to Hartford to seize the 1662 Charter of Connecticut, which is hidden in the Charter Oak; government under the old charter is restored two years later.
    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
  • History of Hartford, Connecticut


    History of Hartford, Connecticut (www.youtube.com)
  • 1764 - Connecticut Courant
    Connecticut Courant, the oldest American newspaper in continuous existence to the present, launched at Hartford by Thomas Green. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • January 29, 1780 - The temperature dipped to 20 degrees below zero at Hartford CT.
    The Weather Channel
  • 1784 - Incorporated
    Earliest Connecticut cities incorporated - Hartford, Middletown, New Haven, New London and Norwich. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1788 - Federal Constitution Approved
    Convention at Hartford approves Federal Constitution by 128-40 vote. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1792 - Hartford Bank Established
    In 1792, Hartford Bank was established with capital of $930,000.

    The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Volume 3
    Author Sir David Brewster
    Publisher J. & E... Read MORE...

  • 1793-96 - State House erected
    Old State House, Hartford, erected; designed by Charles Bulfinch. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1796 - First cookbook written by an American was published in Hartford. The book was American Cookery by Amelia Simmons.
    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html
  • 1810 - Hartford Fire Insurance Company
    Hartford Fire Insurance Company incorporated. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1815 - Voyage up the Connecticut River
    First steamboat voyage up the Connecticut River to Hartford. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1817 - School for the Deaf
    Thomas Gallaudet found school for the deaf in Hartford.

    Hartford Times founded by Frederick D. Bolles and John M. Niles. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1818 - Constitution Adopted
    New Constitution adopted by convention in Hartford and approved by voters; ends system of established church. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1819 - Hartford
    Hartford, the seat of justice for the county and semi-capital of the State, is located on the west side of Connecticut river, fifty miles northwesterl... Read MORE...

  • 1823 - College founded
    Washington College (now Trinity) founded in Hartford. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1831 - Mutual Insurance Company
    Mutual Insurance Company of Hartford founded. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1839 - Railroad completed between New Haven and Hartford.
    The Hartford and New Haven Railroad, New Haven's first railroad was opened in New Haven to North Haven in November, 1838. An old newspaper gives an ac... Read MORE...

  • 1839 - December 28 - The third storm in two weeks hit the northeastern U.S. It brought two more feet of snow to Hartford, CT, and Worcester, MA. Whole gales swept the coast causing many wrecks.
    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1842 - Art Museum
    Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, first public art museum, established. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1844 - anesthesia
    Dr. Horace Wells uses anesthesia at Hartford. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1853 - Aetna Life Insurance Company
    Aetna Life Insurance Company started in Hartford. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1875 - Capital
    Hartford made sole capital city. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1879 - Capitol building
    New Capitol building in Hartford completed; Richard Upjohn, architect. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • News  1882 - HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL BURNED. ONLY THE WALLS LEFT STANDING - A LOSS OF $200,000.
    Hartford, Conn., Jan. 24. - The public High School was destroyed by fire early this morning, the walls only being left standing. The fire started, it ... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - A SHOCK OF EARTHQUAKE Felt Over a Large Region – A Vibratory Motion from Washington to Maine
    ...Probably Hartford, Conn., was the most shaken of any point heard from. At twenty-one minutes to three o’clock p. m., three long and convulsive shoc... Read MORE...

  • News  1892 - FACTORY EXPLOSION.
    Hartford, Conn., May 23. - At 4:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon the factory of the AEtna Pyrotechnic company, in Mechanic street, blew up with a tremend... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - CHILDREN ASPHYXIATED. IMPRISONED IN A FREIGHT CABOOSE BY A SPRING LOCK AT HARTFORD, CONN.
    Hartford, Conn., July 30. - RAYMOND, aged 9; LEROY, aged 7; and FREDDIE, aged 4, the children of James W. Ganlon, a locomotive engineer on the New Yor... Read MORE...

  • News  1896 - "UNCLE TOM" - Its Famous Author Dies At Hartford, Conn.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe and Her Career.
    Was a Sister of Henry Ward Beecher.
    Wrote Much - Her First Book Was Famous.

    Almost exactly at high noon, We... Read MORE...

  • 1897 - Pope Manufacturing Company
    Manufacture of automobiles begun by Pope Manufacturing Company of Hartford. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1898 - Hartford - The Birthplace of Democracy by Mary K. Talcott
    Among the historic cities of New England, Hartford claims a foremost place. Not only was its settlement of great consequence at the time, but for hist... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - FIRE STOPS MASQUERADE BALL. Eight Persons Severely Burned at Germania Hall, Hartford, Conn.
    HARTFORD, Conn., March 8. - At a fire in Germania Hall, corner of Main and Morgan Streets, last night, while the tableux were being prepared to open t... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - EXPLOSION AT STATE CAPITOL. Watchmen Were Investigating Gas Leak with Lighted Lantern - One Man Injured.
    Hartford, Aug. 14. - Escaping gas at the state capitol caused Night Watchman James Keefe of this city and Assistant Night Watchman George H. Cooper of... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - August 22 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first American President to ride in an automobile when he rides in a Columbia Electric Victoria through Hartford, Connecticut.
    www.wikipedia.org
    August 22, 1902
  • News  1914 - FLAMES WRECK NEW HAVEN DEPOT AT HARTFORD, CONN.
    Hartford, Conn., Feb. 21. - The Union Station of the New Haven Railroad here was wrecked by fire this afternoon and all train service interrupted. A l... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hartford, a city, port of entry, and the capital of Connecticut and seat of justice of Hartford co., is situated upon the W. bank of the Connecticut R... Read MORE...

  • News  1927 - Flood
    ...At Hartford, Conn., 12 families were marooned on the second floors of their homes.. The Oelwein Daily Register
    Iowa
    November 4, 1927
  • 1929 - April 7 - Record heat prevailed across New England. Hartford CT reported an afternoon high of 90 degrees.
    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1938 - The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
    CAT 3 - September 21, 1938
    The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to strike Southern New En... Read MORE...

  • 1939 - First FM radio station, WDRC-FM began broadcasting in Hartford
    www.ereferencedesk.com /resources/ state-facts/ connecticut.html
  • News  1944 - July 6 - Ringling Brothers Circus tent fire in Hartford took 168 lives.
    1944 - July 6 - World's largest circus tent catches fire at Ringling Brother's - Barnum & Bailey 2nd performance, 168 die (Hartford Conn) Timeline of Connecticut History
    July 6, 1944
  • News  1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - Bad Place to Sleep
    ...A Hartford youth, pronounced by police to be under the influence of liquor after he left a tavern at closing time, sprawled out in the middle of th... Read MORE...

  • 1950 - November 25-26 - Wind gusts to 100 mph recorded at Hartford CT
    The Weather Channel
  • 1957 - University of Hartford founded.
    Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1960 - Front Street redevelopment
    Ground broken for first building in Hartford's Front Street redevelopment area; now known as Constitution plaza. Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1978 - January 18 - Roof of 3-yr-old Civic Center in Hartford, Ct collapses (no injuries)
    historyorb.com

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