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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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2, in the Public Works Complex, 53 Newtown, Rd, Danbury, CT.
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Because this month marks the 200th anniversary of the Danbury letter, it's a good time to step back and take a look at Jefferson's missive and its impact on American history.
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Projects such as our Bridgeport and Danbury facilities are just the beginning of a strategy to supplement our nation's renewable portfolio of hydro, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal sources with a highly-efficient urban renewable energy resource," said Robert Babcock, President of Elemental Power Group ("EPG).
install standby generators and appurtenances at the following sanitary sewer pumping stations in Danbury,
Joyce will be missed by her children, Christopher Folino of Grafton, MA, James Folino of Danbury, CT and Dante Folino of Worcester, MA; 2 grandchildren, Anthony Folino and Sophia Rose Folino both of Danbury, CT as well as her sister Susan Murray.
Davis Marcus Partners has announced the completion of its new, three-story 81,950 s/f, Class A green office building located at 60 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT, set within the 33-acre, 500,000 s/f, Class A Wilton Corporate Park campus.
3 /PRNewswire/ -- Davis Marcus Partners, one of New England's leading real estate development companies, today announced the completion of its new, three-story 81,950 square foot, Class A green office building located at 60 Danbury Road, Wilton, set within the 33-acre, 500,000 square foot, Class A Wilton Corporate Park campus.
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).