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Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Over 300 years have passed since 1661 when Jonathan Gilbert was granted a land settlement for a farm near Cold Spring in what later became the City of Meriden...

In the 1600s and 1700s Meriden was a rural or suburban sector of the town of Wallingford. Situated halfway between the Connecticut Colony on the north (Hartford - Wethersfield) and the New Haven Colony on the south, it became a stopping place for colonists who traveled by horse or by foot. Belcher Tavern was one of its well known resting places. At that time, wolves still roamed the woods in the north of town. The first wagon did not make its appearance here until 1789... About/ History_of_Meriden/

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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The Meriden Britannia Co., Meriden, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
March 1898

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Colony Street, Meriden, Conn.

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

City Hospital, Meriden, Conn.

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Colony Street (1907)

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

Elm St. from Silver St., Meriden, Conn. (1910)

Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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Meriden, Connecticut, USA

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"About 1661, Jonathan Gilbert, pioneer, came down from northward and acquired, by virtue of purchase from the Indians, a large tract - practically the whole of the upper part of Meriden - which he called Meriden Farm."

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
1806 - (Meriden, CT) - Formerly known as North Farms, the area was incorporated as a town from parts of Wallingford in 1806. towns-page/ meriden/
1819 - Meriden
Meriden is a small post town, situated in the northern section of the county, 17 miles from...Read MORE...

1867 - Meriden, CT became a city towns-page/ meriden/
News  1870 - Fire
In Meriden, Ct., on the 15th, at a fire in Wilcox & Co.'s mill, EDGAR C. FENEYAK was killed and two ...Read MORE...

News  1888 - Fire
The barns of the horse railroad company at Meriden, Conn., were burned Tuesday night. Fourteen cars ...Read MORE...

News  1889 - Breaking of a Dam
Seventy-Five Acres of Water, Ten Feet Deep, Above Meriden, Conn., Released.
MERIDEN, Conn., Aug....

News  1890 - A Train Goes Over a High Bank
MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 21. - Train No. 2 on the Meriden, Waterbury and Connecticut railroad met with...Read MORE...

News  1897 - Thrown From His Wagon and Killed
Meriden, Conn., June 3. - Laughlin Stretch, employed by W. C. Twiss, lumber dealer, was killed in a ...Read MORE...

News  1903 - Silver Workers Make Demands
Meriden, Conn., Sept. 30. - A demand for a nine hour day with ten hours' pay has been presented at...Read MORE...

Meriden, Conn., Feb. 15. - For eight hours Sunday firemen fought a fire which finally caused the...Read MORE...

Meriden, a city of New Haven co., Conn., in Meriden township (town), on the New York, New Haven and ...Read MORE...

News  1906 - Train Wreck
MERIDEN, Conn., Nov. 29.- Two light coupled engines, north-bound from New Haven on the main line of ...Read MORE...

News  1912 - Acid in Holy Water Fatal
Woman Found in Confessional Box at Meriden (Conn.) With Fatal Draught Near.

Meriden, Conn., July ...

News  1913 - SCARE ON NEW HAVEN ENGINE JUMPS TRACK - Cars Enveloped in Steam, but Passengers Escape Injury - Driving Rods Broke.
Special to The New York Times.

MERIDEN, Conn., July 18. - The eastbound express train on the New ...Read MORE...

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