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100 Years of History in Photos :: Redding, Connecticut  

Redding, Connecticut 1900-1910

Population 1900: 1,426
Population 1910: 1,617
Increase: +191
School Budget: $2,000
First Selectman: William Sanford

In The News 1900-1910:

  • March 10, 1906- Bequest for Storrs; Agricultural College gets 365 acre farm left by Edwin Gilbert.

  • June 18, 1908- Mark Twain arrives in Redding to view new home for the first time.

  • January 9, 1909- Helen Keller Mark Twain’s guest.

  • March 12, 1909- Putnam Park is unquestionably the only place in our country where the natural conditions, rugged environment and camp paraphernalia of the Revolutionary soldier remain undisturbed.

  • Overall Redding is a small farming community

Brookside Park, West Redding. Now the service entrance to the West Redding Post Office.

West Redding Store. Now houses a Baptist Church and Gail's Station House.

Albert Bigelow Paine (Twain's Biographer) House. Small building on the right is all that is left. At the base of Diamond Hill.

Black Rock Turnpike. Where Meeker Hill meets Route 58.

Old Put Clubhouse 1907. This side of Putnam Park was not obtained until 1923. The club which formed in the 1880's is the reason why there is a pond on the recreation side.

Putnam Park Commissioners.

Redding Ridge looking north from Church Hill Road.

Down in Branchville the mining industry continued to boom. This is a birds-eye view of the Bridgeport Wood Finishing Co's Plant.

School have always been important in Redding: There were ten (10) school districts, and three (3) half districts, in 1906. The number of students is noted in this report:

District One: Center, 30 Students
District Two: Ridge, 48 Students
District Three: Couch's Hill, 15 Students
District Four: Diamond Hill, 17 Students
District Five: Boston, 54 Students
District Six: Hull, 20 Students
District Seven: Umpawaug, 51 Students
District Eight: Lonetown, 29 Students
District Nine: Pickett's Ridge, 9 Students
District Ten: Foundry, 23 Students
District Eleven: Georgetown, 40 Students (Half-District)
District Twelve: Florida (Branchville), 46 Students (Half-District)
District Thirteen: Rock house (Easton), 5 Students (Half-District)

Total: 387 students

*Connecticut Mandates Consolidation of one-room schools in 1909.

Redding Ridge School. Corner of Meeker Hill and Route 58.

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