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New Britain, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
The city of New Britain is located in central Connecticut and is a part of Hartford County. Once known as the “Great Swamp” in the Berlin section of Farmington, in 1754 the colony approved the area as a new parish and named it New Briton. By the beginning of the 19th century, New Britain had made its mark as an emerging industrial village. Nicknamed the Hardware City, New Britain has been home to the Stanley Works, the American Hardware Corporation, and various other large manufacturing companies.


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  • 1687 - New Britain founded

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  • 1849 - Teachers' College
    First teachers' college founded at New Britain (now Central Connecticut State University).
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • News 1883 - A NARROW ESCAPE.
    Railway Accident in Connecticut - Remarkable Escape from a Serious Disaster.

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Sept. 3. The early morning passenger train,...Read MORE...


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    Central Park
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    Sacred Heart Polish R.C. School, New Britain, Conn.
  • News 1904 - Interior of Edifice Ruined and Two Priests Endangered.
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Jan. 21. — An explosion in the basement of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church here at 12:30 to-night caused a fire which totally...Read MORE...


  • News 1905 - BODY CUT IN TWO.
    New Britain, Conn., Dec. 13 - The Main street grade crossing, where several deaths have occurred, was the scene of another fatality last evening when ...Read MORE...


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    Trinity M.E. Church, 1905
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    Washington St.
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    Main Street, New Britain, Conn., 1905
  • 1906
    New Britain, a city of Hartford co., Conn., in New Britain township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 10 miles SW. of Hartford. It...Read MORE...


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    High School, 1906
  • News 1907 - NEW BRITAIN TROLLIES CRASH. Many Seriously Injured But No Fatalities.
    A bad head-on trolly{sic} accident, which probably will result fatally, occurred last night on a grade near White Oak park, a summer resort between...Read MORE...


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    First Baptist Church, 1907
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    New Britain National Bank
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    State Normal School, 1907
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    Russell Street
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    Bassett Street, 1908
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    St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1909
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    Depot
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    "Erwin Home"
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    Main Street, looking East, showing Fox Theatre, 1910
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    On Lexington Street
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    Sacred Heart, Polish Church, 1910
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    Swedish Lutheran Church, 1910
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    On West Main Street, 1910
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    North Main Street, New Britain, Conn.
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    Savings Bank, 1911
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    P. & F. Corbin, Main Office, 1912
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    U.S. Post Office, 1915
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    View from Walnut Hill Park, 1916
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    Library of the New Britain Institute
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    Main Street, 1920
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    State Trade School
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Teachers College of Connecticut


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