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Canaan, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Canaan, Connecticut, USA? 

Canaan, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Canaan is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 1,081 at the 2000 census. The town of Canaan is often referred to locally by the name of its principal constituent village, Falls Village.

Once there was a dream that Falls Village would become an industrial mecca. It would be fueled with an abundance of hydropower thanks to miles of stone canals running along the Housatonic River at the great Falls. Those canals (along with much of Falls Village) were built up over the course of several years. In 1851, the canals finally opened. The crowds cheered, the water flowed, and everything leaked ...

...Thanks to that dream and the fact that it died, Falls Village lives on - much as it was in 1851.wikipedia


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Canaan, Connecticut, USA - Main Street looking East, Canaan, Conn.
Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Main Street looking East, Canaan, Conn.
Canaan, Connecticut, USA - The Canfiled. Canaan, Conn.

Home of Canfield Lime Co.
Canaan, Connecticut, USA

The Canfiled. Canaan, Conn.

Home of Canfield Lime Co.
Canaan, Connecticut, USA - Housatonic River. Near Canaan, Conn.
Canaan, Connecticut, USA

Housatonic River. Near Canaan, Conn.

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In 1738 the area now known as Canaan—and also as Falls Village to its residents—was sold at auction in New London as part of the Western Lands sale.

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ canaan/
1819 - Canaan
Canaan, a considerable post township, is situated in the northwestern section of the county, 41...Read MORE...

News  1858 - Accident
At Canaan, Ct., on the 17th, a bright little boy of eight years, son of Edwin Ives, while playing...Read MORE...

1859
CANAAN, a township of Litchfield co., in the state of Connecticut, 42 m. NW of Hartford. Pop. 2,166.
A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
News  1896 - IN A BURNING CAR.
Narrow Escape of Four Railroad Men Last Night.

Canaan, Conn., Jan. 9. - Word was received here...Read MORE...

News  1903 - BURGLARS TURN INCENDIARIES.
In Blowing Open Canaan (Conn.) Post Office Safe They Start a $10,000 Fire and Escape.

Special to ...Read MORE...

News  1913 - COLLISION ON NEW HAVEN.
Eight Passengers Hurt, One Mortally, in Wreck at Canaan.
Special to The New York Times.

CANAAN, ...Read MORE...

1916
Canaan, ka'nan, a post-township (town) of Litchfield co.. Conn., on the Housatonic River. Pop. in...Read MORE...

News  1923 - BRAKEMAN FALLS TO HIS DEATH IN CANAAN, CONN.
CANAAN, Conn. June 6 - Nicholas Mathias, 30, a brakeman on the Central New England railroad was...Read MORE...


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