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Danbury

(dăn`bĕr'ē, –bərē), city (1990 pop. 65,585), Fairfield co., SW Conn.; settled 1685, inc. as a city 1889. Once home to a famous hat industry dating from 1780, this growing, diverse residential city now makes electronic equipment, plastics, machinery, and furniture. A colonial military depot, it was destroyed in Gen. William Tryon's 1777 raid, which led to the death of David WoosterWooster, David
, 1711–77, American Revolutionary officer, b. Fairfield co., Conn. He served as an officer in the British army during the last of the French and Indian Wars.
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, who is buried here. The noted Danbury Hatters' Case (1902) resulted in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling (1908) prohibiting boycotts by labor unions. In the city are Western Connecticut State Univ. and a federal prison. Several 18th-century houses are included in the Scott-Fanton Museum, and there are sites associated with the composer Charles IvesIves, Charles
, 1874–1954, American composer and organist, b. Danbury, Conn., grad. Yale, 1898; pupil of Dudley Buck and Horatio Parker. He was an organist (1893–1904) in churches in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.
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, a native. Danbury's famous state fair was held for 112 years until 1981; the fairgrounds now house a huge mall. Candlewood Lake lies to the northeast.
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This depot's dedicated team of knowledgeable and enthusiastic rental coordinators, drivers, and mechanics are at the ready to serve the local contractors, municipalities and homeowners of Danbury and adjoining communities.
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5, 1999, on Thomas Jefferson's Danbury Baptist letter, asserts that Hutson now "backs off" from the conclusions published about that letter in the Library Of Congress Information Bulletin (June 1998).
DANBURY, CT- Mary Elizabeth Lisk, 88, of Danbury, formerly of New Fairfield and New Rochelle, NY, died Wednesday, May 2nd at Glen Hill Care Center.
Davis Marcus Partners, one of New England's most active real estate development and investment companies, unveiled its new 161,222 s/f, three story, Class A office building located at 40 Danbury Road.