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Shelton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

"Huntington, a post-township of Fairfield co., Connecticut, on the W. side of the Housatonic river, about 18 miles W. from New Haven. Population, 1301."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

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The Canal Looking North from Viaduct, Shelton, Conn.

"...the Ousatonic Water Company in 1863 began to construct a dam across the Housatonic River, and after several washouts, it was completed in 1870. Unfortunately, the completed dam washed out... Read MORE...

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Trap Falls Reservoir, Huntington, Conn. Suburb of Bridgeport, Conn.

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View South from Viaduct, Shelton, Conn.

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Viaduct Square

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Oronoque Dam, 1907

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Methodist Church

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M.E. and R.C. Churches

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Riverview Park, 1911


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Coram Ave. from Fairmont Park looking North, 1912

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Howe Ave. looking North from Central St., 1912

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Commodore Hull School, 1915

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Housatonic River

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Howe Avenue at Bridge Street, 1947

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St. Joseph's Church - Convent and School, 1947
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  • 1819 - Huntington
    Huntington, a post town, is situated on the west side of the Ousatonick river, being 17 miles from New-Haven, and 45 from Hartford. It is bounded nort... Read MORE...

  • Shelton CT - The Complete Pictorial History Since 1850


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  • News  1875 - Stopping Time
    A man in Shelton, Conn., bought a watch at an auction sale. He put it in his pantaloons pocket. When he got home he laid his pantaloons on the floor, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1887 - MCARTHY’S FATAL NAP. While Intoxicated He Falls Asleep on the Railroad at Derby and is Run Over.
    John McCarthy a moulder employed at DeForest’s iron works at Shelton, while asleep on the track of the Naugatuck railroad at Derby last night was stru... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - A FATAL CONNECTICUT FIRE.
    Shelton, Conn., April 25. - Fire was discovered in the Birmingham Bone Comb manufactory on Division Street, yesterday. The flames spread to the Housat... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 FREIGHT TRAIN WRECKED.
    There was a bad smash-up on the Berkshire division of the Consolidated railroad at the Derby meadows near Shelton and only about 100 feet away from th... Read MORE...

  • News  1901 - TORNADO IN CONNECTICUT
    Path Swept Through Huntington Village - One Man Fatally Hurt.

    Special to The New York Times.

    ANSONIA, Conn. Sept. 16. - A tornado that swept in ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Shelton, a post-borough of Fairfield co., Conn., on the Housatonic River, opposite Birmingham. It has various manufactures. Pop. in 1900, 2837. 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 ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • News  1921 - EIGHT DEAD; 25 HURT IN CAR CRASH. TROLLEYS MEET HEAD ON NEAR HIGHBRIDGE, CONN.
    EXPLOSION AND FIRE FROM GASOLINE ADDS TO CASUALTY LIST -- 5-GALLON CAN CARRIED IN FRONT VESTIBULE OF CAR -- FOUR OF VICTIMS CHILDREN.

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