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Putnam, Connecticut, USA

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.

www.putnamct.us/ ourhistory.htm

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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.
    Advertisement
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    C. C. C.
    Connecticut Clothing Co.
    Bates & Lindsey
    Putnam, Conn.
    Southbridge, Mass.
    Advertisement
  • 1895 - Putnam
    Putnam, a post-village in Putnam township. Windham co, Conn., on the Quinnebaug River, and on the Norwich & Worcester Railroad, at its junction with...Read MORE...


  • 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...


  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    War Memorial Bridge, Putnam, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and Rectory, Putnam, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Fair Grounds
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Cargill Falls. Putnam, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Grove Street
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Israel Putnam School
    Postcard
  • 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
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Church St. Looking North
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, Looking South, 1907
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Hammond & Knowlton, Silk Mill, 1909
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Elm Street, 1910
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, 1910
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Railroad Bridge, 1910
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    South Main St.
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    New Depot
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Congregational Church, 1911
    Postcard
  • 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
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Municipal Building
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Putnam Inn, E. C. Rogers, Prop., 1923
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Annhurst College
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Putnam, Connecticut, USA


Putnam, Connecticut, USA
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A. M. Parker
Wholesale & Retail Dealer in
Boots, Shoes & Rubbers
Houghton's Block
Putnam, Conn.
Advertisement

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
C. C. C.
Connecticut Clothing Co.
Bates & Lindsey
Putnam, Conn.
Southbridge, Mass.
Advertisement



Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
War Memorial Bridge, Putnam, Conn.
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and Rectory, Putnam, Conn.
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Cargill Falls. Putnam, Conn.
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Fair Grounds
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Grove Street
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Israel Putnam School
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Elm Street, 1906
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Church St. Looking North
Postcard



Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Main Street, Looking South, 1907
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Hammond & Knowlton, Silk Mill, 1909
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
New Depot
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Elm Street, 1910
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Main Street, 1910
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Railroad Bridge, 1910
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
South Main St.
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Congregational Church, 1911
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Day-Kimball Hospital
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Municipal Building
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Putnam Inn, E. C. Rogers, Prop., 1923
Postcard

Putnam, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Annhurst College
Postcard
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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...

  • 1895 - Putnam
    Putnam, a post-village in Putnam township. Windham co, Conn., on the Quinnebaug River, and on the Norwich & Worcester Railroad, at its junction with... Read MORE...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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, CT Flood of 1955 Video


    Putnam, CT Flood of 1955 Video (www.youtube.com)

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