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  • 1674 - Settlers from Farmington purchase land at Mattatuck from the Tunxis Indians; this area later becomes Waterbury and Naugatuck.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm

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

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm

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

    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1819 - Waterbury
    Waterbury is a post township, situated in the northwest part of the county, 20 miles distant from New-Haven; bounded north by Watertown and Plymouth, ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Waterbury
    Waterbury, a beautiful and flourishing city of New Haven county, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck railroad, and on the route of the Hartford,...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., was totally destroyed by fire this morning at 3...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 blocked the Naugatuck track today at the turn...Read MORE...


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

    The Weather Channel

  • 1895 - Waterbury
    Waterbury, wä'ter-ber-e, a beautiful city of New Haven co., Conn., is pleasantly situated in a valley, on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles S.W. of...Read MORE...


  • 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 Holmes, Booth & Hayden. The fiee started at 11:45 in a...Read MORE...


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

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    May 1898
    Advertisement
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Corner North and West Main Streets, Waterbury, Conn.
    Postcard
  • 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 partly gutted by fire today. The roof of the...Read MORE...


  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    West Main Street, 1906
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Reid & Hughes Dry Goods Co., 1907 ad
    Advertisement
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Birds Eye View from High Rock, 1908
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Green
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  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Second Congregational Church
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Welton Fountain
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Ruins Waterbury Brass Co., 1909
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  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    St. Margaret's School, 1909
    Postcard
  • News 1910 - "BUGS" RAYMOND IN WRECK.
    Ball Player Bruised in Crash on the New Haven.

    WATERBURY, Conn., Sept. 1. - A passenger train running from Bridgeport to Winsted on the New Haven...Read MORE...


  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Bridge at Hamilton Park
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Waterbury Manufacturing Co.
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  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Music Hall Bank
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  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Naugatuck River
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  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Railroad Station
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  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    West Main Street, looking East
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Willow St. looking North
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Willow Street, Waterbury, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Poli's Theatre, 1911
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    The Elton
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Notre Dame Convent, 1912
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Crosby High School, 1913
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Post Office
    Postcard
  • News 1916 - ONE KILLED, 5 HURT IN WATERBURY FIRE
    The Connecticut Hotel Destroyed by Blaze - Sixty Guests In Peril

    WATERBURY, Conn Jan. 4.- One man was killed, five others were injured and the...Read MORE...


  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Waterbury Clock Co., 1916
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Exchange Place, 1918
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Waterbury Hospital
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Round Avenue, Overlooking Wigwam Reservoir
    Postcard
  • 1926 - July 22 - 105°F (41°C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)

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  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Connecticut's Finest Bakery
    Home of Reymond's Butter Krust Twist Bread
    Postcard
  • Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    City Hall
    Postcard
  • 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 Waterbury, Conn., where at least 15 persons were...Read MORE...


  • 1955 - Construction of Holy Land began in Waterbury.
    Holy Land was a theme park based on passages from the Bible.



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The Clinton Safety Pin
The Oakville Company
Waterbury, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
May 1898
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Corner North and West Main Streets, Waterbury, Conn.
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West Main Street, 1906
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The Reid & Hughes Dry Goods Co., 1907 ad
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Birds Eye View from High Rock, 1908
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The Green
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Second Congregational Church
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Welton Fountain
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Ruins Waterbury Brass Co., 1909
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St. Margaret's School, 1909
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Willow Street, Waterbury, Conn.
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Bridge at Hamilton Park
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Waterbury Manufacturing Co.
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Music Hall Bank
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Naugatuck River
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The Railroad Station
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West Main Street, looking East
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Willow St. looking North
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Poli's Theatre, 1911
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The Elton
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Notre Dame Convent, 1912
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Crosby High School, 1913
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Post Office
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Waterbury Clock Co., 1916
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Exchange Place, 1918
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Waterbury Hospital
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Round Avenue, Overlooking Wigwam Reservoir
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Connecticut's Finest Bakery
Home of Reymond's Butter Krust Twist Bread
Postcard

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City Hall
Postcard
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  • 1674 - Settlers from Farmington purchase land at Mattatuck from the Tunxis Indians; this area later becomes Waterbury and Naugatuck.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
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    History of Waterbury, Connecticut (www.youtube.com)
  • 1728 – Waterbury, at its own request, is transferred from Hartford County to New Haven County.

    www.bethany-ct.com/ historicalSociety/ bhs-facts.htm
  • 1802 - Brass industry begun at Waterbury by Abel Porter and associates.

    Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1819 - Waterbury
    Waterbury is a post township, situated in the northwest part of the county, 20 miles distant from New-Haven; bounded north by Watertown and Plymouth, ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Waterbury
    Waterbury, a beautiful and flourishing city of New Haven county, Connecticut, on the Naugatuck railroad, and on the route of the Hartford,... 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., was totally destroyed by fire this morning at 3... 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 blocked the Naugatuck track today at the turn... Read MORE...

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

    The Weather Channel
  • 1895 - Waterbury
    Waterbury, wä'ter-ber-e, a beautiful city of New Haven co., Conn., is pleasantly situated in a valley, on the Naugatuck River, 33 miles S.W. of... Read MORE...

  • 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 Holmes, Booth & Hayden. The fiee started at 11:45 in a... 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 partly gutted by fire today. The roof of the... Read MORE...

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

    WATERBURY, Conn., Sept. 1. - A passenger train running from Bridgeport to Winsted on the New Haven... 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 man was killed, five others were injured and the... Read MORE...

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

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

    historyorb.com
  • 1955 - Construction of Holy Land began in Waterbury.
    Holy Land was a theme park based on passages from the Bible.
  • News  1955 - Hurricane Diane
    ...Flood waters apparently hit hardest at Stroudsburg, Pa., with at least 20 counted dead, and Waterbury, Conn., where at least 15 persons were... Read MORE...

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