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Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA
Originally known as Aspinock, then part of Killingly, Putnam was incorporated in 1855, carved out of Killingly, Pomfret, and Thompson and named in honor of General Israel Putnam of Revolutionary War fame. Some of the early settlers led the expansion to the Northwest Territory in 1787.

One of the first cotton mills in the country was built here in 1806. With the availability of waterpower and the opening of the railroad in 1840, textile industries flourished. After the mill district was ravaged by the flood of 1955, the Industrial area of Putnam was rebuilt.

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  • 1806 - One of the first cotton mills in the country was built in Putnam, CT in 1806

    www.putnamct.us/ ourhistory.htm

  • 1855 - Putnam, CT is incorporated
    Originally known as Aspinock, then part of Killingly, Putnam was incorporated in 1855, carved out of Killingly, Pomfret, and Thompson and named in...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Interesting Marriage
    A clergyman of Putnam, Conn., recently married a couple on the cars, without the other passengers having any knowledge or suspicion of the...Read MORE...


  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    A. M. Parker
    Wholesale & Retail Dealer in
    Boots, Shoes & Rubbers
    Houghton's Block
    Putnam, Conn.
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    C. C. C.
    Connecticut Clothing Co.
    Bates & Lindsey
    Putnam, Conn.
    Southbridge, Mass.
  • News 1899 - Distracted Mother
    Mrs. Chauncey Talbot of Putnam, Conn, Drowns Herself and Two-Year Old Boy.

    Putnam, Conn., July 12 - Mrs Chauncey Talbot, aged 23 years, the wife...Read MORE...


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    War Memorial Bridge, Putnam, Conn.
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and Rectory, Putnam, Conn.
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Fair Grounds
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Cargill Falls. Putnam, Conn.
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Grove Street
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Israel Putnam School
  • 1906
    Putnam, a city and capital of Windham co., Conn., in Putnam township (town), on the Quinnebaug River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R.,...Read MORE...


  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Elm Street, 1906
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Church St. Looking North
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, Looking South, 1907
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Hammond & Knowlton, Silk Mill, 1909
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    Elm Street, 1910
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, 1910
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Railroad Bridge, 1910
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    South Main St.
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    New Depot
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Congregational Church, 1911
  • News 1912 - NOT OVER $100,000. TOTAL LOSS OF INCENDIARY FIRE AT PUTNAM, CONN.
    Putnam, Conn., Nov. 22. -- The total loss resulting from the burning of half a dozen or more buildings in the business center of the city, last night ...Read MORE...


  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Day-Kimball Hospital
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    Municipal Building
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Putnam Inn, E. C. Rogers, Prop., 1923
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Annhurst College


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