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The founding families of Danbury, with names such as Thomas Barnum and Judah Gregory and John Hoyt, left Norwalk in 1684 and traveled some 30 miles northward. There, at the western edge of Connecticut, they settled and started a community that over the years grew to become the city of Danbury. The first residents built their homes on Towne Street, today's Main Street, which has played a significant role in the community's history. The story of Danbury returns again and again to this street. Furthermore, the story tells of the people who have come and gone, of the Great Danbury State Fair, and of the prosperous hatting industry. Finally, it reveals why Danbury became the gateway of New England.
ISBN: 9780738505152
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Danbury Museum & Historical Society was founded in 1947 and has always held education of the public as one of its prime responsibilities. For Danbury, the society has selected the finest photographs from its extensive collection and has combined them with carefully researched narrative. The results will remind readers of landmarks that no longer exist while observing that a considerable amount of Danbury's past is still present.
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