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Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

"Wal'lingford, a post-borough in Wallingford township, New Haven co., Conn., is finely situated on the Quinepiac River and the New Haven, Hartford & Springfield Rail road, 12 miles N.N.E. of New Haven, and 24 miles S. by W. of Hartford. It contains a town hall, 4 churches, an elegant summer hotel, a high school, and a banking-house, and has manufactures of britannia-ware, silver-ware, and buttons. The Boston & New York Air-Line Railroad (station at East Wallingford) passes through this township. Pop. of the borough (1890), 4230; of the township, 6584."

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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  • 1670 - Wallingford founded

  • 1819 - Wallingford
    Wallingford, a pleasant post township, is situated in the northeastern section of the county, 23 miles southwest from Hartford, and 13 northeast from ...Read MORE...

  • News 1839 - Tornado
    On Monday, Aug. 7, 1839, a tornado passed over a point not far from the line of the Wallingford storm. Its direction was such that it did not strike...Read MORE...

  • News 1853 - Large Fire in Wallingford.
    NEW-HAVEN, Tuesday, Dec. 27. The Button Factory of the Pomeroy Manufacturing Company at Wallingford, about 12 miles from this city, took fire early...Read MORE...

  • News 1858 - STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
    MERIDEN, Conn., May 30. - The large three-story frame factory of the Wallingford Wheel Company in Wallingford, Conn., was struck by lightning during...Read MORE...

  • News 1878 - The Tornado at Wallingford, Conn., in 1878.
    During the last of July and the first of August, 1878, showers with thunder and lightning occurred almost daily, and on some of the days there were...Read MORE...

  • News 1879 - Strange Wedding
    The New England girl certainly carries off the palm for originality. A young woman of Wallingford, Conn., was married the other evening, and while...Read MORE...

    WALLINGFORD, Conn., March 19. - The shop of the Wallingford Wheel Company was found to be on fire at 8 o'clock last evening, and by 9 o'clock was...Read MORE...

  • News 1885 - A MAN BURNED TO DEATH.
    NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 19. - A fire which broke out at 2 o'clock this morning in Wallingford destroyed Temperance Hall, belonging to Jared Q....Read MORE...

    NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 17.- Mrs. John Condon, of Wallingford, was burned to death last night. She was 55 years old and very feeble. Early in the...Read MORE...

    WALLINGFORD, Conn., March 16. - Early this morning Constable Roger S. Austin, tired and dusty after a long trip, reached this town, bringing with him ...Read MORE...

    NEW-HAVEN, Conn., June 4. - If matters keep on as they have been going lately half the voting population of Wallingford will be under arrest for...Read MORE...

  • Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
    Silver Plate
    Wm. Rogers, Eagle Brand
    Made only by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., Wallingford, Conn.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898
  • Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
    South Main Street. Wallingford, Conn.
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    Band Stand near R.R. Depot, Wallingford, Conn.
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    Colony St.
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    Comunity Lake Dam, International Silver Co. Factory, Masonic Home on hill
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    Main Street, Looking South
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    North Main St., Wallingford, Conn.
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    Simpson's Block, 1905
  • 1906
    Wallingford, a post-borough in Wallingford township (town), New Haven co., Conn., is finely situated on the Quinepiac (Quinnipiac) River and on the...Read MORE...

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    The Masonic Home
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    Library and Marlborough House
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    Post Office
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    Christian St.
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    Superintend's Cottage, Gaylord Farm, Sanatorium
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    Falls and Bridge, Quinnipiac River
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    Center St.
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    View in the Square
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    Factory of R. Wallace & Sons

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