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On August 4, 1954, an Air France Lockheed L-1049C Super Constellation flying from Orly Airport, Paris, to Idlewild Airport, New York City, crash-landed in a farm field in Preston. There were no deaths.

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  • In 1686, Thomas Parke, Thomas Tracy, and several others petitioned for and were granted by the Connecticut General Court authority to establish a plantation seven miles square to the east of Norwich and north of New London and Stonington.
    Owaneco, son of the Mohegan sachem Uncas, gave a confirmatory deed for the land in 1687. In October of that same year, the town was formally...Read MORE...


  • Preston, Connecticut, USA
    Old Preston, Connecticut cemetery. Located near the intersection of Rte 164 and Rte 165. Many of the stones are so old that erosion has reduced them to ordinary rocks (without any visible signs of writing on them).
  • 1819 - Preston
    Preston, a considerable post township, 44 miles from Hartford; bounded on the north by Griswold, on the east by Griswold and North-Stonington, on the ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Preston
    Preston, a post-township in New London co., Connecticut, 44 miles E. S. E. from Hartford. Population, 1842.

    Preston, a post-village in the above...Read MORE...


  • News 1880 - Rats
    A farmer in Preston, Conn., who was troubled with rats, purchased a cat with a reputation as a mouser, and rats were soon among the things that were. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1893 - WILLIAM E. CHAPMAN KILLED.; Crushed by a Tree Weakened by Last Week's Cyclone -- Escape of His Son.
    One of the victims of the cyclone of last week was William E. Chapman, the well-known President of the Chapman Wrecking Company. Early on Thursday,...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Preston
    Preston, a post-hamlet in Preston township, New London co., Conn., about 5 miles E. of Norwich. It has 2 churches. The township is bounded on the...Read MORE...


  • Preston, Connecticut, USA

  • 1906
    Preston, a post-village in Preston township (town), New London co., Conn., about 5 miles E. of Norwich. The town is bounded on the NW. by the...Read MORE...


  • Preston, Connecticut, USA
    The Loomarwick, New Preston, Conn.

    The Loomarwick on Lake Waramaug New Preston, Conn A Quinlan Resort in Nearby Connecticut American Plan Accommodates 125 Thomas F. Quinlan, Owner-manager
  • Preston, Connecticut, USA
    Post Office, New Preston, Conn.
  • News 1954 - Plane Crash-lands, Burns in Conn.
    PRESTON, Conn., Aug. 3 - (INS) - A skillful, heroic Air France pilot brought 37 persons, 29 of them passengers, to safety Tuesday when he...Read MORE...




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Old Preston, Connecticut cemetery. Located near the intersection of Rte 164 and Rte 165. Many of the stones are so old that erosion has reduced them to ordinary rocks (without any visible signs of writing on them).

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The Loomarwick, New Preston, Conn.

The Loomarwick on Lake Waramaug New Preston, Conn A Quinlan Resort in Nearby Connecticut American Plan Accommodates 125 Thomas F. Quinlan, Owner-manager

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Post Office, New Preston, Conn.

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  • In 1686, Thomas Parke, Thomas Tracy, and several others petitioned for and were granted by the Connecticut General Court authority to establish a plantation seven miles square to the east of Norwich and north of New London and Stonington.
    Owaneco, son of the Mohegan sachem Uncas, gave a confirmatory deed for the land in 1687. In October of that same year, the town was formally... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Preston
    Preston, a considerable post township, 44 miles from Hartford; bounded on the north by Griswold, on the east by Griswold and North-Stonington, on the ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Preston
    Preston, a post-township in New London co., Connecticut, 44 miles E. S. E. from Hartford. Population, 1842.

    Preston, a post-village in the above... Read MORE...

  • News  1880 - Rats
    A farmer in Preston, Conn., who was troubled with rats, purchased a cat with a reputation as a mouser, and rats were soon among the things that were. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1893 - WILLIAM E. CHAPMAN KILLED.; Crushed by a Tree Weakened by Last Week's Cyclone -- Escape of His Son.
    One of the victims of the cyclone of last week was William E. Chapman, the well-known President of the Chapman Wrecking Company. Early on Thursday,... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Preston
    Preston, a post-hamlet in Preston township, New London co., Conn., about 5 miles E. of Norwich. It has 2 churches. The township is bounded on the... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Preston, a post-village in Preston township (town), New London co., Conn., about 5 miles E. of Norwich. The town is bounded on the NW. by the... Read MORE...

  • News  1954 - Plane Crash-lands, Burns in Conn.
    PRESTON, Conn., Aug. 3 - (INS) - A skillful, heroic Air France pilot brought 37 persons, 29 of them passengers, to safety Tuesday when he... Read MORE...

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