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History of Portland, Connecticut, USA

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Portland, Connecticut, USA

Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1841 - (Portland, CT) Originally named East Middletown or Conway, then Chatham, it was incorporated as a town in 1841.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ portland/

  • 1854 - Portland
    Portland, a thriving post-village of Middlesex county, Connecticut, on the left bank of Connecticut river, nearly opposite Middletown, about 15 miles ...Read MORE...


  • Portland, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street
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  • 1895 - Portland
    Portland, a post-village in Portland township, Middlesex co., Conn., opposite Middletown, on the Boston & New York Air-Line Railroad, and on the E....Read MORE...


  • Portland, Connecticut, USA
    Town Hall and Library
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  • Portland, Connecticut, USA
    Bird's Eye View of Portland, Conn.
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Portland, a banking post-village in Portland township (town), Middlesex co., Conn., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. and on the E. bank of...Read MORE...


  • Portland, Connecticut, USA
    Central School
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  • Portland, Connecticut, USA
    Town Hall and Library
    Postcard
  • Portland, Connecticut, USA
    Post Office
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  • News 1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - Horse Meets Car
    ...Last September in Portland a saddle horse became tired of the routine obstacle jumps and bolted for the highway. An automobile blocked the path of ...Read MORE...


  • Portland, Connecticut, USA
    Riverdale Cabins, 5 miles East of Middletown on Route U.S. 6A
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Main Street
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Portland, Connecticut, USA
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Bird's Eye View of Portland, Conn.
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Portland, Connecticut, USA
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Town Hall and Library
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Portland, Connecticut, USA
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Central School
Postcard

Portland, Connecticut, USA
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Town Hall and Library
Postcard

Portland, Connecticut, USA
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Post Office
Postcard

Portland, Connecticut, USA
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Riverdale Cabins, 5 miles East of Middletown on Route U.S. 6A
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  • 1841 - (Portland, CT) Originally named East Middletown or Conway, then Chatham, it was incorporated as a town in 1841.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ portland/
  • 1854 - Portland
    Portland, a thriving post-village of Middlesex county, Connecticut, on the left bank of Connecticut river, nearly opposite Middletown, about 15 miles ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Portland
    Portland, a post-village in Portland township, Middlesex co., Conn., opposite Middletown, on the Boston & New York Air-Line Railroad, and on the E.... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Portland, a banking post-village in Portland township (town), Middlesex co., Conn., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. and on the E. bank of... Read MORE...

  • News  1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - Horse Meets Car
    ...Last September in Portland a saddle horse became tired of the routine obstacle jumps and bolted for the highway. An automobile blocked the path of ... Read MORE...

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