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Windsor Locks, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

"Windsor Locks, a post-village of Windsor township, Hartford county, Connecticut, on the right bank of the Connecticut river, where it is crossed by the New Haven, Hart ford and Springfield railroad, 13 miles N. by E. from Hartford. A canal, navigable for boats of 85 tons burthen, has been cut around the rapids in the Connecticut at this place, at a cost of about §300,000, furnishing an immense hydraulic power for manufacturing purposes. This village has come into existence within the last 10 or 12 years, and contains extensive paper mills, iron and steel works, machine shops, cotton mill, foundry, &e. Population in 1853, about 1200."

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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  • News 1852 - FEARFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT - TWO LIVES LOST AND SEVERAL PERSONS INJURED.
    Springfield, Saturday, Oct. 30.
    We have just learned from a passenger by the express train from New York, that on passing over the Canal bridge at Wi...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - Kerosene Explosion
    Mary Cannon and a daughter of John Eagan, of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, were burned to death on the 15th by the explosion of kerosene.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    October 25, 1868

  • 1886 - Windsor Locks
    BY JABEZ H. HAYDEN, ESQ.

    WINDSOR LOCKS formerly constituted that part of the town of Windsor called Pinemeadow. The meadow itself lies at the south...Read MORE...


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    Freight Depot
  • Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA
    Bradley Field, Windsor Locks, Conn.
  • 1906
    Windsor Locks, a post-village in Windsor Locks township (town), Hartford co., Conn., on the W. bank of the Connecticut River and on the New York, New ...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - Patrick Cooney Killed by Train.
    WINDSOR LOCKS.

    Patrick K. Cooney, 34, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cooney of Spring street, was killed early Sunday morning on the railroad track south...Read MORE...


  • Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA
    Windsor Locks Canal and N.Y., N.H. R.R. Bridge
  • News 1910 - WINDSOR LOCKS. Tobacco Shed and Contents Burn.
    A tobacco shed and a small barn close by belonging to the estate of P. J. McMahon on Spring street were burned to the ground Thursday morning. In the ...Read MORE...


  • Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA
    Coffin's Mill
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    Memorial Hall
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    Medlicott Company

    "One of the most important industries in Windsor Locks is the Medlicott Company, manufacturers of full-fashioned knit underwear. The firm's goods are known throughout the United States, and they bear an enviable reputation. The... Read MORE...

  • 1979 - October 3 - The first killer tornado of record in October in Connecticut destroyed sixteen vintage aircraft at the Bradley Air Museum in Windsor Locks.
    The tornado damaged more than one hundred homes causing 200 million dollars damage. Three persons were killed, and 500 others were injured.
    The Weather Channel



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