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Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, USA

Plainfield was originally named Quinebaug, and was renamed Plainfield in 1700.




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  • 1770 - Plainfield Academy was founded in 1770, just prior to the Revolutionary War.
    It’s purpose: “to provide improved facilities for the more complete education of the youth of the vicinity.” The founders, the Plainfield Academy Asso...Read MORE...


  • Plainfield, Connecticut, USA
    Congregational Church, 1905

    The First Congregational Church of Plainfield is a historic Congregational church at 519 Norwich Road in Plainfield, Connecticut. It was built in 1816, for a congregation founded in 1705. wikipedia
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  • 1819 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post township, is situated in the southeastern section of the county, 41 miles east from Hartford, and 30 west from Providence; bounded ...Read MORE...


  • News 1825 - A gang of counterfeiters has been discovered in Plainfield, Conn., at the house of one Ezekiel Hall, who was cashier of the company.
    Hall was arrested, but three or four accomplices, all of whom ahve been inmates of Newgate, escaped. Two counterfeiters, old convicts, were at the sam...Read MORE...


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    The Plainfield Woolen Company's Mill and Office, Central Village, Conn.
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    The Plainfield Woolen Company is located on the south side of the town's Centre Village, on the west side of Main Street near its junction with Norwich ... Read MORE...

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  • 1839 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, Connecticut
    Windham county. Mooseup river affords this town a good water power, on which, in the pleasant villages of Unionville and Cent...Read MORE...


  • Plainfield, Connecticut, USA
    Wauregan Mills, Wauregan, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org

    Wauregan, which means “Pleasant Valley” in Mohegan (a native tribe in the area), began in about 1850 when Amos D. Lockwood, bought water privileges and land on the east side of the Quinebaug... Read MORE...

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  • 1854 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post-village in Windham co., Connecticut, on the Norwich and Worcester railroad, 45 miles E. from Hartford, contains an academy. Pop. of...Read MORE...


  • Plainfield, Connecticut, USA
    Cranska Thread Mills
    museumofcthistory.org

    Floyd Cranska, of Plainfield (Moosup), is a native of Thompson and was born September 16, 1849. He is the son of James and Asenath (Randall) Cranska. He was educated in the public schools and at the age ... Read MORE...

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  • 1895 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post-village of Windham co, Conn, in Plainfield township, on the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad, at its junction with the Norw...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - C. H. CHICKERING'S WIDOWS - Four Women Claim the Estate of a Plainfield (Conn.) Man.
    Special to the New York Times.
    NEW HAVEN, Dec. 31. - The question as to how many widows C. H. Chickering, the former proprietor of the Plainfield (Co...Read MORE...


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    Depot, Plainfield, Conn.
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  • Plainfield, Connecticut, USA
    Lawton's Mill

    The complex was started in 1905 by Harold Lawton, a superintendent at the Baltic Mill complex in Sprague, and doubled in size in 1911. Originally the site of a foundry in the 19th century, Lawton's mill turned out fine combed cotton ... Read MORE...

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  • 1906
    Plainfield, a post-village of Windham Co., Conn., in Plainfield township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 16 miles NNE. of Norwich....Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - WOMEN CAUSE STRIKE - Cotton Mills in Plainfield, Conn. Practically Close Down - WOULDN'T JOIN UNION
    Union Workers Demanded Girl's Discharge and the Company Promptly Refused

    Plainfield, Conn., Nov. 11 - The employment of three daughters of Simon Co...Read MORE...


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    Bird's Eye View of Woolen Mills and Almyville, Conn.
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  • Plainfield, Connecticut, USA
    Aldrich Mfg. Co.'s Mill and Village, Moosup, Conn.
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    Railroad Avenue
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    Central Worsted Co., Central Village, Conn.
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    American Woolen Co.
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    Post Office
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    St. John's Catholic Church, 1915
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  • Plainfield, Connecticut, USA
    Central Yarn Co., Central Village, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
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  • Plainfield, Connecticut, USA
    Aldrich, Manfg. Co. Moosup, Conn.
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    Plainfield Street, Plainfield, Conn.
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    Glen Falls
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    St. Paul's Church
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    T. E. Maine and Son, Grain Mill and R.R. Bridge, Moosup, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
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    Brunswick Worsted Mills
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    Cutler Mills, Packerville, Conn.
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  • Plainfield, Connecticut, USA
    Union Mill
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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Plainfield, Connecticut, USA


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Congregational Church, 1905

The First Congregational Church of Plainfield is a historic Congregational church at 519 Norwich Road in Plainfield, Connecticut. It was built in 1816, for a congregation founded in 1705. wikipedia

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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The Plainfield Woolen Company's Mill and Office, Central Village, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

The Plainfield Woolen Company is located on the south side of the town's Centre Village, on the west side of Main Street near its junction with Norwich ... Read MORE...

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Wauregan Mills, Wauregan, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Wauregan, which means “Pleasant Valley” in Mohegan (a native tribe in the area), began in about 1850 when Amos D. Lockwood, bought water privileges and land on the east side of the Quinebaug... Read MORE...

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Cranska Thread Mills
museumofcthistory.org

Floyd Cranska, of Plainfield (Moosup), is a native of Thompson and was born September 16, 1849. He is the son of James and Asenath (Randall) Cranska. He was educated in the public schools and at the age ... Read MORE...

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Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Depot, Plainfield, Conn.

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Lawton's Mill

The complex was started in 1905 by Harold Lawton, a superintendent at the Baltic Mill complex in Sprague, and doubled in size in 1911. Originally the site of a foundry in the 19th century, Lawton's mill turned out fine combed cotton ... Read MORE...

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Bird's Eye View of Woolen Mills and Almyville, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Aldrich Mfg. Co.'s Mill and Village, Moosup, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Railroad Avenue

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Central Worsted Co., Central Village, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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American Woolen Co.
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Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Plainfield Street, Plainfield, Conn.

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Post Office

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St. John's Catholic Church, 1915

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Central Yarn Co., Central Village, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Aldrich, Manfg. Co. Moosup, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Glen Falls
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Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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St. Paul's Church

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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T. E. Maine and Son, Grain Mill and R.R. Bridge, Moosup, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Brunswick Worsted Mills
museumofcthistory.org

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Cutler Mills, Packerville, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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Union Mill
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History, News and Stories of Plainfield, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1770 - Plainfield Academy was founded in 1770, just prior to the Revolutionary War.
    It’s purpose: “to provide improved facilities for the more complete education of the youth of the vicinity.” The founders, the Plainfield Academy... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post township, is situated in the southeastern section of the county, 41 miles east from Hartford, and 30 west from Providence; bounded ... Read MORE...

  • News  1825 - A gang of counterfeiters has been discovered in Plainfield, Conn., at the house of one Ezekiel Hall, who was cashier of the company.
    Hall was arrested, but three or four accomplices, all of whom ahve been inmates of Newgate, escaped. Two counterfeiters, old convicts, were at the... Read MORE...

  • 1839 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, Connecticut
    Windham county. Mooseup river affords this town a good water power, on which, in the pleasant villages of Unionville and... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post-village in Windham co., Connecticut, on the Norwich and Worcester railroad, 45 miles E. from Hartford, contains an academy. Pop.... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Plainfield
    Plainfield, a post-village of Windham co, Conn, in Plainfield township, on the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad, at its junction with the... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - C. H. CHICKERING'S WIDOWS - Four Women Claim the Estate of a Plainfield (Conn.) Man.
    Special to the New York Times.
    NEW HAVEN, Dec. 31. - The question as to how many widows C. H. Chickering, the former proprietor of the Plainfield... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Plainfield, a post-village of Windham Co., Conn., in Plainfield township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 16 miles NNE. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - WOMEN CAUSE STRIKE - Cotton Mills in Plainfield, Conn. Practically Close Down - WOULDN'T JOIN UNION
    Union Workers Demanded Girl's Discharge and the Company Promptly Refused

    Plainfield, Conn., Nov. 11 - The employment of three daughters of Simon... Read MORE...

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