Historical Markers and War Memorials in Collinsville, Connecticut
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In honor of
the men of this town
who have served our country
in her various wars for freedom
and in grateful recognition
of their heroism
and the sacrifice they made This tablet is erected by the
Canton Soldiers Memorial . . . — — Map (db m103786) WM
From the book “Connecticut Railroads” by Turner & Jacobs. Train time at Collinsville, Connecticut on the Central New England Railway. Because the main-line track was on the outskirts of town, trains actually backed into the station. This . . . — — Map (db m93067) HM
Central New England Railroad had several names but started in 1871 and ended in 1927. It ran from Hartford, Connecticut to Millerton, New York. The train came into this High Street Junction (on Dyer Avenue) from Simsbury. The passenger station was . . . — — Map (db m92461) HM
Canoe Club, circa 1910- The club house was near the present-day nursery.
Note: The house in back was lost in the flood of 1955
Ice on the river, Circa 1900
View of the river from the tracks, Circa 1910
Station, circa 1911, . . . — — Map (db m92462) HM
This powerhouse was built in 1935 to house a low-head, Francis-type turbine and a General Electric remote controlled generator. The turbine and generator were purchased by The Collins Company from a municipality in Lenoir, North Carolina and . . . — — Map (db m92548) HM
This building was built in 1865. Here, plows were assembled, painted, labeled and stored. By 1870, the Collins Company was producing 100 plows a day.
The introduction of the tractor and gasoline powered farm equipment eventually made hand . . . — — Map (db m93373) HM