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100 Years of History in Photos :: Redding, Connecticut  

Redding, Connecticut 1910-1920

Population 1910: 1,617
Population 1920: 1,315
Decrease: -302
School Budget: $5,000
First Selectman: Chas. Sanford

In The News 1910-1920:

  • April 21, 1910- Mark Twain dies- one of his last acts is $6,000 gift for construction of library building. Wants building called Jean L. Clemens Memorial Building.

  • February 20, 1911- Mark Twain Library dedicated; Addresses by Rev. Joe Twichell & Fred Adams.

  • May 23, 1915- Fire claims fourth barn in Redding, arson suspected. Selectmen offer $500 reward for information. Also, in 1915, Gilbert and Bennett School opens in Georgetown.

  • 1917-1918- WWI. Gilbert & Bennett supplies wire cloth to line trenches, netting for camo, screen cloth for gas masks

  • April 21, 1920- 10th Anniversary of Twain’s Death celebrated.

  • Less people in Redding but large estates more common


1918 NYNH & H Railroad Ticket

WW1 Welcome Home Celebration at Putnam Park

Early View of Mark Twain Library

Walther Luttgen’s “Country Estate” on Sunset Hill. 1910-1922


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