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When the Connecticut Valley became known to Europeans around 1631, it was inhabited by what were known as the River Tribes — a number of small clans of Native Americans living along the Great River and its tributaries. Of these tribes the Podunks occupied territory now lying in the towns of East Hartford and South Windsor, and numbered, by differing estimates, from sixty to two hundred bowmen. They were governed by two sachems, Waginacut and Arramamet, and were connected in some way with the Native Americans who lived across the Great River, in what is now Windsor. The region north of the Hockanum River was generally called Podunk; that south of the river, Hockanum; but these were no certain designations, and by some all the meadow along the Great River was called Hockanum.

In 1659, Thomas Burnham (1617–1688) purchased the tract of land now covered by the towns of South Windsor and East Hartford from Tantinomo, chief sachem of the Podunk Indians. Burnham lived on the land and later willed it to his nine children. The town of Hartford once included the land now occupied by the towns of East Hartford, Manchester, and West Hartford. In 1783, East Hartford became a separate town, which included Manchester in its city limits until 1823.wikipedia

East Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Comstock Hall

"Located at 1175 (1171-1177) Main Street in East Hartford is Comstock Hall, built in 1899 to house a theater (later converted to a... Read MORE...

East Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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1775 - Gun Powder Mill
First gun powder mill in Connecticut started in East Hartford.
Timeline of Connecticut History
1819 - East Hartford
East-Hartford, a post town of Hartford county, is pleasantly situated on the east side of...Read MORE...

HARTFORD (East), a township of Hartford co., in the state of Connecticut, U.S., on the E side of...Read MORE...

1907 - Boy Scout Troop
The first Boy Scout Troop in Connecticut (Troop 1) was established in East Hartford.
Timeline of Connecticut History
East Hartford, a post-village of East Hartford town ship (town), Hartford co., Conn., is on the E....Read MORE...

News  1922 - East Hartford Has $50,000 Fire.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn., May 28. - Fire early today badly damaged the Garvan block here, with a loss...Read MORE...

2006 - East Hartford
"East Hartford was settled in 1639 when Podunk Indians went to Massachusetts to solicit settlers to ...Read MORE...

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