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Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Where is Waterbury, Connecticut, USA? 

Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
The original Indian name for the area was 'Matetacoke' (meaning poorly wooded area) and this original settlement at Mattatuck would be named Waterbury upon official recognition by the General Court as the 28th town in the state of Connecticut. Having been established out of Farmington, Waterbury was originally part of Hartford County, but in May 1728 became part of New Haven County as it remains today.www.greaterwaterbury.com/ waterbury_history.php


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Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - The Clinton Safety Pin
The Oakville Company
Waterbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

The Clinton Safety Pin
The Oakville Company
Waterbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - Corner North and West Main Streets, Waterbury, Conn.
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Corner North and West Main Streets, Waterbury, Conn.
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - Willow Street, Waterbury, Conn.
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Willow Street, Waterbury, Conn.
Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - Post Office
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1674 - Settlers from Farmington purchase land at Mattatuck from the Tunxis Indians; this area later becomes Waterbury and Naugatuck.

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1728 – Waterbury, at its own request, is transferred from Hartford County to New Haven County.

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1802 - Brass industry begun at Waterbury by Abel Porter and associates.

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1819 - Waterbury
Waterbury is a post township, situated in the northwest part of the county, 20 miles distant from...Read MORE...

News  1865 - EXTENSIVE FIRE. The Spirit of Fire After Connecticut Buttons - Heavy Loss.
NEW-HAVEN, Friday, Aug. 18.
The large button factory of MALTBY, MORTON & Co., in Waterbury, Conn., ...Read MORE...

News  1889 - A BAD FREIGHT WRECK.
WATERBURY, Ct., July 2. - In confusion, piled up end over end, nearly all of 11 loaded freight cars ...Read MORE...

1894 - April 10 - Waterbury, CT received 14 inches of snow

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News  1896 - FLED FOR THEIR LIVES. Disastrous Fire in a Waterbury Factory To-day.
Waterbury, Jan. 9. - There was a $20,000 to $30,000 fire to-day at the brass goods factory of...Read MORE...

News  1904 - WATERBURY HOTEL AMONG BUILDINGS IN THE FIRE
Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 18. - A row of wooden buildings on Bank Street at Exchange Palce[sic], was...Read MORE...

News  1910 - "BUGS" RAYMOND IN WRECK.
Ball Player Bruised in Crash on the New Haven.

WATERBURY, Conn., Sept. 1. - A passenger train...Read MORE...

News  1916 - ONE KILLED, 5 HURT IN WATERBURY FIRE
The Connecticut Hotel Destroyed by Blaze - Sixty Guests In Peril

WATERBURY, Conn Jan. 4.- One...Read MORE...

1926 - July 22 - 105°F (41°C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)

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1953 - September 4 - WATR TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins

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News  1955 - Hurricane Diane
...Flood waters apparently hit hardest at Stroudsburg, Pa., with at least 20 counted dead, and...Read MORE...


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