Do you remember the 5″ floppy disc, 8-track tape and VHS? The technology that created these and other forms of media is now obsolete. That is why we are moving our digital assets to the Connecticut Digital Archive hosted by the University of Connecticut.
Bridgeport was originally a parish of Stratford and only became a separate town in 1821. An 1824 map shows its streets lined with houses—including several sea captains’ houses—and a few small businesses.
This month Executive Director Jody Blankenship and Research & Collections Associate Karen DePauw join FoxCT’s anchor Tim Lammers for another edition of From the Vault, this time focusing on tragedies in Connecticut.