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Stamford, Connecticut, USA

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Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
Stamford was known as Rippowam by the Native American inhabitants to the region, and the very first European settlers to the area also referred to it that way. The name was later changed to Stamford after a town in Lincolnshire, England. The deed to Stamford was signed on 1 July 1640 between Captain Turner of the New Haven Colony and Chief Ponus. The land that now forms the city of Stamford was bought for 12 coats, 12 hoes, 12 ratchets, 12 glasses, 12 knives, four kettles, and four fathoms of white wampum. The deed was renegotiated several times until 1700 when the territory was given up by the Native American inhabitants for a more substantial sum of money.

In 1641, Rippowam was settled by 29 Puritan families who had chosen to leave Wethersfield. The group had formed "The Rippowam Company" and contracted with the New Haven Colony to settle the Rippowam area.[2] Hence initially the settlement was a part of the New Haven Colony, as was Greenwich to the west. The name of the settlement was changed to Stamford on April 6, 1642.
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Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Glimpses of Greenwich, Stamford, and Norwalk
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Main Street
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Main Street
Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Harbor Scene looking South, Stamford, Conn.
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Harbor Scene looking South, Stamford, Conn.
Stamford, Connecticut, USA - Massee School for Boys, Stamford, Conn.

MASSEE COUNTRY SCHOOL 
For Boys - 6 to 19
52 minutes from New York on Long Island Sound

A beautiful campus of 16 acres on Shipp
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Massee School for Boys, Stamford, Conn.

MASSEE COUNTRY SCHOOL
For Boys - 6 to 19
52 minutes from New York on Long Island Sound

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Stamford, Connecticut, USA - City Hall
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

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1819 - Stamford
Stamford, and extensive and populous maritime post township, is situated on Long Island sound, in...Read MORE...

News  1900 - LIGHTNING IN A MANSION Bolt Tears Two Great Holes In Roof of the Edifice
WHILE INMATES SLEEP SOUNDLY
Guests and Servants Unconscious of All Danger While the Electric Fluid ...Read MORE...

News  1904 - STAMFORD TOWN HALL BURNED
Fire for a Time Threatened Business Section of the City.
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1906
Stamford, a city in Stamford township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on Long Island Sound and on the ...Read MORE...

News  1908 - Saved From Fire
Stamford, Conn., March 24. - Curly is only a "husky" and until recently he trod the frozen...Read MORE...

News  1911 - KILLED BY ELECTRIC SWITCH.
Engineer Tries to Divert Current and Falls from Cab.

Special to The New York Times.

STAMFORD, ...Read MORE...

News  1913 - FIVE KILLED IN BOSTON EXPRESS REAR-END CRASH
Score Injured as Second Section Smashes Into First at Stamford.
AIR BRAKES DIDN'T WORK
Victims in ...Read MORE...

1920 - November 16 - 1st postage stamp meter is set in Stamford Conn

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