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Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA

"Portland, a post-village in Portland township, Middlesex co., Conn., opposite Middletown, on the Boston & New York Air-Line Railroad, and on the E. bank of the Connecticut River, 14 miles S. of Hartford. It contain a national bank, a savings-bank, a high school, and several churches. Here are valuable quarries of red sandstone (freestone), an excellent material for building, of which many fine edifices in New York and other cities have been built. Nearly 1200 men are employed in these quarries. Portland has a manufactory of engine-governors, and a fine railroad-bridge over the river. P. of township (1890), 4687."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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

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  • 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
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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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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/
  • 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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