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Shelton, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Shelton, Connecticut, USA? Shelton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Shelton was settled by the English as part of the town of Stratford, Connecticut, in 1639. On May 15, 1656, the Court of the Colony of Connecticut in Hartford affirmed that the town of Stratford included all of the territory 12 miles (19 km) inland from Long Island Sound, between the Housatonic River and the Fairfield town line. In 1662, Stratford selectmen Lt. Joseph Judson, Captain Joseph Hawley and John Minor had secured all the written deeds of transfer from the Golden Hill Paugussett Indian Nation for this vast territory that comprises the present-day towns of Trumbull, Shelton and Monroe. Shelton was split off from Stratford in 1789, as Huntington (named for Samuel Huntington). The current name originated in a manufacturing village started in the 1860s named for the Shelton Company founded by Edward N. Shelton — also founder of Ousatonic Water Power Company. The rapidly growing borough of Shelton incorporated as a city in 1915 and was consolidated with the town of Huntington in 1919 establishing the present city of Shelton.wikipedia


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Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)

The Canal Looking North from Viaduct, Shelton, Conn.

"...the Ousatonic Water Company in 1863 began to construct a dam across the Housatonic River, ... Read MORE...

Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)

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

Shelton, Connecticut, USA (Huntington)

View South from Viaduct, Shelton, Conn.
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1819 - Huntington
Huntington, a post town, is situated on the west side of the Ousatonick river, being 17 miles from...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....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...Read MORE...

News  1890 - A FATAL CONNECTICUT FIRE.
Shelton, Conn., April 25. - Fire was discovered in the Birmingham Bone Comb manufactory on Division ...Read MORE...

News  1894 FREIGHT TRAIN WRECKED.
There was a bad smash-up on the Berkshire division of the Consolidated railroad at the Derby...Read MORE...

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

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1906
Shelton, a post-borough of Fairfield co., Conn., on the Housatonic River, opposite Birmingham. It...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...


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