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Cristoforo Colombo and Waterbury City Hall image, Touch for more information
By Michael Herrick, April 12, 2018
Cristoforo Colombo and Waterbury City Hall
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Cristoforo Colombo
Cristoforo Colombo 1451 — 1506 Discoverer of America October 12, 1492 — Map (db m116380) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Dedicated to the Memory of the Unknown Dead
. . . — Map (db m23296) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Enoch Hibbard House
This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The Interior — Map (db m36071) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — First Settlement of Waterbury
The first settlement of Waterbury was made on land in this region about 1675. The settlement was abandoned during King Philipís War and was resumed around the present Waterbury green after 1677. — Map (db m23600) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Fortified House Of Ensign Stanley
In This Vicinity Stood The Fortified House of Ensign Stanley Into Which the Colonists Fled From Unfriendly Indians 1700. The Clark Tavern Which Was Repeatedly Occupied By Detachments of Revolutionary War Soldiers And The Academy, . . . — Map (db m116383) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Great War For Democracy Memorial
[ main panel ] "Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore." Ecclesiastes 44:14 In Flanders Fields † † by John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark . . . — Map (db m36021) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Hamilton Park
Hamilton Park Given in Memory Of David Boughton Hamilton 1824 – 1898 Manufacturer Banker State Senator Captain 5th Regiment Connecticut Voluteers Public-Spirited Citizen This land adjacent to Rogers and Brothers Silver . . . — Map (db m35979) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Harrub Pilgrim Memorial
East - Right Side Plymouth Rock does not mark a beginning or an end. It marks a revelation of that which is without beginning and without end. A purpose shining through eternity with a resplendent light undimmed even by the imperfections of . . . — Map (db m24216) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"I must say, having been here at three o'clock in the morning and now at six-thirty in the evening, that Waterbury is either the easiest city in the United States to get a crowd in, or it has the best democrats in the United States. In any case, . . . — Map (db m36066) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — John Lyman Chatfield
. . . — Map (db m23295) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — John Prince Elton
John Prince Elton 1865 – 1948 Mayor of the City of Waterbury 1903 – 1905 Bequeathed to the city this site on which was the home of the Elton Family. True to the tradition of his forebears, he devoted his lifetime to the . . . — Map (db m35978) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Liberty – Victory House
During World War I and II, millions of dollars worth of Liberty, War and Victory Bonds were sold from this tiny house on The Green, demonstrating the commitment of Waterburians to freedom. Young men were encouraged to sign up for the duration at . . . — Map (db m22367) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Memorial To Two French Soldiers
1781 † 1914 This memorial was erected by Patriotic Citizens and Statesmen to commemorate two French Soldiers of Rochambeau's Army who volun- teered to fight for American Indepen- dence under Washington, enroute from Newport to . . . — Map (db m36024) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge
[ south side of bridge ] In Memoriam Remember Pearl Harbor Keep America Alert! To Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice During The Attack On Pearl Harbor 07:55 AM, 7 December 1941 Dedicated By The Leopoldville Memorial . . . — Map (db m36072) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — POW / MIA Soldiers from Waterbury
(Center):In memory of the POW / MIA Soldiers from Waterbury who bravely served our nation in all conflicts. You Are Not Forgotten! (Left):Sgt. Victor J. Choinere U.S. Army DoB Nov. 1931 – Date MIA Nov. 1950 Cpl. Dennis . . . — Map (db m20134) WM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Present Settlement of Waterbury
The present settlement of Waterbury was made on land in this region. The original settlement known as Town Plot was abandoned during King Philipís War and the town site was moved to this location in 1677. The Mattatuck Historical . . . — Map (db m116385) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney
Reverend Michael Joseph McGivney 1852 – 1890 Founder of The Knights of Columbus New Haven, Conn. March 29, 1882 [ back ] Erected March 29, 1957 by the Supreme Council Knights of Columbus at the Birthplace . . . — Map (db m24039) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Revolutionary War Tercentennial Memorial
A Tercentennial Memorial to all American Revolutionary War soldiers buried in this cemetery — Map (db m23601) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — St. James Church
St. James Church Established Fron England In 1732 By The Venerable Society For The Propagation Of The Gospel In Foreign Parts In 1797 Re-named St. Johns Church — Map (db m36069) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — The Cemetery on Burying Ground Hill ó 1695 - 1890
These stones from the first cemetery in Waterbury, now the site of Library Park, were placed here at the suggestion of various patriotic organizations — Map (db m24041) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — The Navy Cross ó Our Waterbury Heroes
It is our nationís second highest military honor, awarded to three men from Waterbury. Let no one forget their personal valor, their courage, and their devotion to duty. Cpl. John J. Spillane U.S. Marine Corps, Company A, 2d Amphibian . . . — Map (db m19692) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — They Did Not Come Home
They Did Not Come Home These are the graves of Waterbury soldiers and sailors who died in The Great War for Democracy 1917 – 1919 and who remain forever interred where they fell. Let those who come after them see to it that their names are . . . — Map (db m35975) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — UNICO National
1922 † 1972 Commemorating The 50th Anniversary Of The Founding Of UNICO National Hotel Elton, Waterbury, Connecticut October 10, 1922 "Service Above Self" — Map (db m36067) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route
Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Waterbury, Middlebury, Southbury French General Jean Baptiste Donation de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, and thousands of French ground and naval forces arrived in Newport in July of 1780 . . . — Map (db m36023) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Waterbury Soldiers' Monument
South Side In honor of the patriotism and to perpetuate the memory of the 900 brave men who went forth from this town to fight in the war fot the union. This monument has been erected by their townsmen that all who come after them may be mindful . . . — Map (db m19871) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Waterbury Veteranís Monument
In honor of all those who served in the wars of our country Revolution 1775 – 1783 War of 1812 – 1814 Mexican War 1846 – 1848 Civil War 1861 – 1865 Spanish American War 1898 Korean War 1950 – 1953 . . . — Map (db m19923) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Waterbury Vietnam War Memorial
Thirty sons of Waterbury died while serving in the Vietnam War. They are listed by their date of death, their location on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and the area where they died. PFC Willian Joseph Oakley, 28-May-65, Panel 1E, Row . . . — Map (db m20206) HM
Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — Waterville Veterans
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Connecticut (New Haven County), Waterbury — World War I Memorial
World War I Memorial The individuals whom this Memorial commemorates were numbered among those who answered the call of their country, left all that was near and dear to them, endured hardships, and faced danger. Many of them passed out of sight . . . — Map (db m35976) HM

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