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Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Putnam, Windham, Connecticut, USA
Originally known as Aspinock, then part of Killingly, Putnam was incorporated in 1855, carved out of Killingly, Pomfret, and Thompson and named in honor of General Israel Putnam of Revolutionary War fame. Some of the early settlers led the expansion to the Northwest Territory in 1787.

One of the first cotton mills in the country was built here in 1806. With the availability of waterpower and the opening of the railroad in 1840, textile industries flourished. After the mill district was ravaged by the flood of 1955, the Industrial area of Putnam was rebuilt.

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  • 1806 - One of the first cotton mills in the country was built in Putnam, CT in 1806
    The Cargill Falls Mill, also known historically as the Wilkinson Mill, is a historic textile mill complex at 52-58 Pomfret Street in Putnam, Connectic...Read MORE...


  • 1855 - Putnam, CT is incorporated
    Originally known as Aspinock, then part of Killingly, Putnam was incorporated in 1855, carved out of Killingly, Pomfret, and Thompson and named in hon...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Interesting Marriage
    A clergyman of Putnam, Conn., recently married a couple on the cars, without the other passengers having any knowledge or suspicion of the transaction...Read MORE...


  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    A. M. Parker
    Wholesale & Retail Dealer in
    Boots, Shoes & Rubbers
    Houghton's Block
    Putnam, Conn.
    Advertisement
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    C. C. C.
    Connecticut Clothing Co.
    Bates & Lindsey
    Putnam, Conn.
    Southbridge, Mass.

    In 1884, Col. Gustavus Davis Bates established the Connecticut Clothing co., in Putnam, with a branch at Southbridge, Mass., the firm name being Bates &... Read MORE...

    Advertisement
  • 1895 - Putnam
    Putnam, a post-village in Putnam township. Windham co, Conn., on the Quinnebaug River, and on the Norwich & Worcester Railroad, at its junction with t...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - Distracted Mother
    Mrs. Chauncey Talbot of Putnam, Conn, Drowns Herself and Two-Year Old Boy.

    Putnam, Conn., July 12 - Mrs Chauncey Talbot, aged 23 years, the wife of...Read MORE...


  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    War Memorial Bridge, Putnam, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and Rectory, Putnam, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Fair Grounds
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Cargill Falls. Putnam, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    River Scene, Putnam, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Grove Street
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Israel Putnam School
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Putnam, a city and capital of Windham co., Conn., in Putnam township (town), on the Quinnebaug River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 3...Read MORE...


  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Elm Street, 1906
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Powhatan & Putnam Mfg. Mills, 1906
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Church St. Looking North
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, Looking South, 1907
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Hammond & Knowlton, Silk Mill, 1909

    "The manufacture of silk goods was introduced in Putnam by Messrs. G. A. Hammond and C. C. Knowlton, January 1st, 1875. Land and building on, the flat below the falls was procured from Mr. G. M. Morse, one of... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Elm Street, 1910
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Main Street, 1910
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Railroad Bridge, 1910
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    South Main St.
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    A Scene from Long Bridge Looking North, Showing the Eureka Silk Mfg. Co.
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Nightingale Mill
    museumofcthistory.org

    "G. C. Nightingale and C. Allen built this mill in 1846. By 1860 M. S. Morse, who had built a cotton mill directly across the stream in 1846, had pooled his holdings with Nightingale and Allen. In 1861 this ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    New Depot
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Congregational Church, 1911
    Postcard
  • News 1912 - NOT OVER $100,000. TOTAL LOSS OF INCENDIARY FIRE AT PUTNAM, CONN.
    Putnam, Conn., Nov. 22. -- The total loss resulting from the burning of half a dozen or more buildings in the business center of the city, last night ...Read MORE...


  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Day-Kimball Hospital

    "Day Kimball Hospital of Windham County opened its doors on September 1, 1894. It was the inspiration of two sisters, Miss Elizabeth and Gertrude Vinton, who had a vision for the “Windham County Infirmary.” Mrs. M. Day... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Municipal Building
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    The John M Dean Pin Factory
    museumofcthistory.org

    "The John M. Dean Company was originally formed in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1899. John M. Dean was a native of Leads, England and he arrived in the United States during the late-1870s. His firm... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Putnam Woolen Co. No. 1
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Morse Mills
    museumofcthistory.org

    "M. S. Morse and Co. began construction of this mill on the west bank of the Quinebaug River in 1846. Stonemason Lafayette Waters built this mill and the very similar Nightingale and Allen mill across the river, ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Putnam Woolen Mills
    museumofcthistory.org
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Putnam Inn, E. C. Rogers, Prop., 1923
    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Pouhatan Mills, Putnam, Conn.
    museumofcthistory.org

    "George M. Morse built Powhatan Mill in 1872. It stands at the upper water privilege on the Quinebaug River in Putnam, about 1,000' upstream from the Morse family's 1846 cotton mill (at 241... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Putnam, Connecticut, USA
    Annhurst College
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Putnam, Connecticut, USA


Putnam, Connecticut, USA

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A. M. Parker
Wholesale & Retail Dealer in
Boots, Shoes & Rubbers
Houghton's Block
Putnam, Conn.

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Advertisement
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C. C. C.
Connecticut Clothing Co.
Bates & Lindsey
Putnam, Conn.
Southbridge, Mass.

In 1884, Col. Gustavus Davis Bates established the Connecticut Clothing co., in Putnam, with a branch at Southbridge, Mass., the firm name being Bates &... Read MORE...

Read more about Gustavus Davis BATES

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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War Memorial Bridge, Putnam, Conn.

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and Rectory, Putnam, Conn.

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Cargill Falls. Putnam, Conn.

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Fair Grounds

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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River Scene, Putnam, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Grove Street

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Israel Putnam School
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Putnam, Connecticut, USA

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Elm Street, 1906

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Powhatan & Putnam Mfg. Mills, 1906
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Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Church St. Looking North

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Main Street, Looking South, 1907

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Hammond & Knowlton, Silk Mill, 1909

"The manufacture of silk goods was introduced in Putnam by Messrs. G. A. Hammond and C. C. Knowlton, January 1st, 1875. Land and building on, the flat below the falls was procured from Mr. G. M. Morse, one of... Read MORE...

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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New Depot

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Elm Street, 1910

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Main Street, 1910

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Railroad Bridge, 1910

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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South Main St.

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
A Scene from Long Bridge Looking North, Showing the Eureka Silk Mfg. Co.
museumofcthistory.org

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Nightingale Mill
museumofcthistory.org

"G. C. Nightingale and C. Allen built this mill in 1846. By 1860 M. S. Morse, who had built a cotton mill directly across the stream in 1846, had pooled his holdings with Nightingale and Allen. In 1861 this ... Read MORE...

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Congregational Church, 1911

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Day-Kimball Hospital

"Day Kimball Hospital of Windham County opened its doors on September 1, 1894. It was the inspiration of two sisters, Miss Elizabeth and Gertrude Vinton, who had a vision for the “Windham County Infirmary.” Mrs. M. Day... Read MORE...

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Municipal Building

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
The John M Dean Pin Factory
museumofcthistory.org

"The John M. Dean Company was originally formed in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1899. John M. Dean was a native of Leads, England and he arrived in the United States during the late-1870s. His firm... Read MORE...

Read more about John Mundy DEAN

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Putnam Woolen Co. No. 1
museumofcthistory.org

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Morse Mills
museumofcthistory.org

"M. S. Morse and Co. began construction of this mill on the west bank of the Quinebaug River in 1846. Stonemason Lafayette Waters built this mill and the very similar Nightingale and Allen mill across the river, ... Read MORE...

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Putnam Woolen Mills
museumofcthistory.org

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Putnam Inn, E. C. Rogers, Prop., 1923

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Pouhatan Mills, Putnam, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

"George M. Morse built Powhatan Mill in 1872. It stands at the upper water privilege on the Quinebaug River in Putnam, about 1,000' upstream from the Morse family's 1846 cotton mill (at 241... Read MORE...

Putnam, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Annhurst College

History, News and Stories of Putnam, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1806 - One of the first cotton mills in the country was built in Putnam, CT in 1806
    The Cargill Falls Mill, also known historically as the Wilkinson Mill, is a historic textile mill complex at 52-58 Pomfret Street in Putnam,... Read MORE...

  • 1855 - Putnam, CT is incorporated
    Originally known as Aspinock, then part of Killingly, Putnam was incorporated in 1855, carved out of Killingly, Pomfret, and Thompson and named in... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Interesting Marriage
    A clergyman of Putnam, Conn., recently married a couple on the cars, without the other passengers having any knowledge or suspicion of the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Putnam
    Putnam, a post-village in Putnam township. Windham co, Conn., on the Quinnebaug River, and on the Norwich & Worcester Railroad, at its junction with... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - Distracted Mother
    Mrs. Chauncey Talbot of Putnam, Conn, Drowns Herself and Two-Year Old Boy.

    Putnam, Conn., July 12 - Mrs Chauncey Talbot, aged 23 years, the wife... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Putnam, a city and capital of Windham co., Conn., in Putnam township (town), on the Quinnebaug River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R.,... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - NOT OVER $100,000. TOTAL LOSS OF INCENDIARY FIRE AT PUTNAM, CONN.
    Putnam, Conn., Nov. 22. -- The total loss resulting from the burning of half a dozen or more buildings in the business center of the city, last night ... Read MORE...

  • Putnam, CT Flood of 1955 Video

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