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On June 13, 1910, New Britain native Charles Keeney Hamilton completed the first round-trip journey ever made between two large cities (New York and Philadelphia) in an airplane in the U.S.

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  • 1687 - New Britain founded

    www.wikipedia.org

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

  • 1854 - New Britain
    New Britain, a flourishing post-borough of Hartford county, Connecticut, on the Hartford, Providence, and Fishkill railroad, 11 miles S. W. from...Read MORE...


  • 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...


  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Central Park
    Postcard
  • 1895 - New Britain
    New Britain, brit’t'n, a beautiful city of Hartford." Conn., in New Britain township, on the New York & New England Railroad, at the junction of the...Read MORE...


  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Sacred Heart Polish R.C. School, New Britain, Conn.
    Postcard
  • 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...


  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Trinity M.E. Church, 1905
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Washington St.
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, New Britain, Conn., 1905
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  • 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...


  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    High School, 1906
    Postcard
  • 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...


  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    First Baptist Church, 1907
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    New Britain National Bank
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    State Normal School, 1907
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Russell Street
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  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Bassett Street, 1908
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1909
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Depot
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  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    "Erwin Home"
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, looking East, showing Fox Theatre, 1910
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    On Lexington Street
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  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Sacred Heart, Polish Church, 1910
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Swedish Lutheran Church, 1910
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    On West Main Street, 1910
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  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    North Main Street, New Britain, Conn.
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  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Savings Bank, 1911
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    P. & F. Corbin, Main Office, 1912
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    U.S. Post Office, 1915
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    View from Walnut Hill Park, 1916
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Library of the New Britain Institute
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, 1920
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    State Trade School
    Postcard
  • New Britain, Connecticut, USA
    Teachers College of Connecticut
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Central Park
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Sacred Heart Polish R.C. School, New Britain, Conn.
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Main Street, New Britain, Conn., 1905
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Trinity M.E. Church, 1905
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Washington St.
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High School, 1906
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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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North Main Street, New Britain, Conn.
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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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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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New Britain, Connecticut, USA
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View from Walnut Hill Park, 1916
Postcard

New Britain, Connecticut, USA
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Library of the New Britain Institute
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New Britain, Connecticut, USA
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Main Street, 1920
Postcard

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State Trade School
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New Britain, Connecticut, USA
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Teachers College of Connecticut
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  • 1687 - New Britain founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1849 - Teachers' College
    First teachers' college founded at New Britain (now Central Connecticut State University).
    Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1854 - New Britain
    New Britain, a flourishing post-borough of Hartford county, Connecticut, on the Hartford, Providence, and Fishkill railroad, 11 miles S. W. from... Read MORE...

  • 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...

  • 1895 - New Britain
    New Britain, brit’t'n, a beautiful city of Hartford." Conn., in New Britain township, on the New York & New England Railroad, at the junction of the... Read MORE...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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