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Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

"Milford, a post-village and seaport in Milford township, New Haven co., Conn., on Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Wopewaug River, and on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 10 miles S.W. of New Haven. It contains a graded school, a savings-bank, 5 churches, a carriage-factory, a manufactory of boots and shoes, a news paper office, a large manufactory of straw goods, and the Automatic Book-Sewing Machine Company. The township is bounded on the W. by the Housatonic River. Pop. of township in 1890, 3811."

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 ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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Merwins Inn and Sound View Hotel, Woodmont, Milford, Conn.

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Beach at Merwins Point, Milford, Conn.

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Broadway, Walnut Beach

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Fort Trumbull Beach looking West from Seaside Avenue

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Island View Hotel, Harrison Park

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Shore Front, Laurel Beach

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First Church, Water Street, 1912


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Myrtle Beach, 1912

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Milford Trust Co., 1912

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Myrtle Beach, 1916

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Broadway, Wildermere Beach

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Hotel Elsmere, Laurel Beach, Milford, Conn. (1927)

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Town Hall, 1935
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History and News of Milford, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1639 - Settlers from New Haven arrive in Milford area, then called Wepawaug.
    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
  • 1682 - June 20 - A major tornado ripped through southwestern Connecticut, passing through Stratford, Milford, and New Haven, and then into Long Island Sound.
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    June 20, 1682
  • 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.... Read MORE...

  • News  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... Read MORE...

  • News  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... Read MORE...

  • News  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... 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... Read MORE...

  • News  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,... Read MORE...

  • News  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 ... 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... Read MORE...

  • News  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,... Read MORE...

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