Population 1910: 1,617
School Budget: $2,000
First Selectman: William Sanford
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
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
West Redding. Now the service entrance to the West Redding
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.
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:
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)
Mandates Consolidation of one-room schools in 1909.
Redding Ridge School.
Corner of Meeker Hill and Route 58.
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Connecticut from 1910-1920
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