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"Thompson, a post-village of Windham co., Conn., in Thompson township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 38 miles N. by E. of Norwich. The town is intersected by the Quinebaug River and has cotton- and woollen-mills. Pop. of the town in 1900, 6442; of the village, about 500."

Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe
Angelo Heilprin
Louis Heilprin
January 1, 1916
Lippincott

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The Vernon Stiles Tavern, Thompson, Conn.

"...Built in 1814 by Stephen Tefft, Dr. James Webb, Noadiah Comins, and Hezekiah Olney, the inn began as one of many public houses in the area. After Captain Vernon Stiles purchased it in 1830, it became... Read MORE...

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Main Street, Looking South, Thompson, Conn.

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Carolyn Hall Lodge. Thompson, Conn.

"Marianapolis Preparatory School was established in 1926, sponsored by the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception. The school is located on the former Ream Estate, built by Norman Bruce Ream, a... Read MORE...

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M. E. Church, E. Thompson, Conn.

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Public Library, 1906

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Howe Marot Jr. College

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Elliott and Lewis Residences, 1910

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The Russian Bear Tea House


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Tourtellotte Memorial High School

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  • About Thompson, Connecticut
    Thompson, Windham, Connecticut, USA
    Although Thompson is one of the largest geographical areas in northeastern Connecticut (some 45 square miles) it ... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Thompson
    Thompson, a post township, is situated in the northeast corner of the county and State, 47 miles northeast from Hartford, and 26 northwest from Provid... Read MORE...

  • News  1830 - 100th Birthday
    The celebration of the hundreth birthday of a venerable citizen named Melatiah Mason, of Thompson, Connecticut, took place on the 30th ultimo. A sermo... Read MORE...

  • News  1841 - THE LAST SOLDIER GONE!
    Departed this life at Thompson, Connecticut, on the 12th ult., Mr. Ezekiel Blackmarr, in the 99th year of his age. He was the son of James Blackmarr, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1860 - Throwing Brickbats in Sleep
    A young man residing in West Thompson, Connecticut, rose in his sleep, Sunday night crawled through the attic scuttle to the roof of the house, commen... Read MORE...

  • News  1865 - Counterfeit Notes
    BOSTON, July 26. - Well executed counterfeit $10 bills on the Thompson Bank, of Thompson, Connecticut, are in circulation here. National Republican
    Washington, District of Columbia
    July 27, 1865
  • News  1868 - Isaac Sherman, of East Thompson, Conn., is building two paper houses, small sized, for tenements.
    They are framed like other houses, and instead of being boarded or clap-boarded, the frame is covered with a firm manilla paper, as is also the roof. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 11, 1868
  • News  1874 - A Curious Clock
    A Thompson, Connecticut, clock company has shipped a curious clock to San Francisco, to be placed in the tower of the greatest hotel on the continent,... Read MORE...

  • News  1875 - Shooting
    A tragedy which grew out of a drunken row, occurred in Thompson, Conn., the 25th, when Edward Ryan shot John Keating in the breast with a revolver. Ke... Read MORE...

  • News  1877 - Cure for Opium Habit
    A resident of Thompson, Connecticut, publishes a cure for the "opium habit" that seems very simple. It is done by tapering off - diminishing the dose ... Read MORE...

  • News  1891 - FOUR TRAINS SMASHED UP - DISASTROUS ACCIDENT ON THE NEW-ENGLAND ROAD.
    TWO FREIGHT TRAINS COLLIDED, THEN TWO PASSENGER TRAINS RAN INTO THE WRECK - THREE MEN KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED.

    PROVIDENCE, R. I., Dec. 4. - The ... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - FIRE AT EAST THOMPSON. Railroad Station, Engine House and Signal Tower Burned Down.
    New London, Nov. 7. - The railroad station at East Thompson, Conn., on the main line, Midland division, of the Consolidated Road, together with the en... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Thompson, a post-village of Windham co., Conn., in Thompson township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 38 miles N. by E. of Norwich.... Read MORE...

  • 1940 - Railroad Abandoned
    April 11 - The New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. abandons its rail line from Webster to East Thompson, Conn.

    New Haven Railroad Historica... Read MORE...

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