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Bridgeport, Connecticut
Flag of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Flag
Official seal of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Seal
Nickname: The Park City.
Location in Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°11′11″N 73°11′44″W / 41.18639, -73.19556
NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford
Region Greater Bridgeport
Incorporated (town) 1821
Incorporated (city) 1836
Government
 - Type Mayor-council
 - Mayor Bill Finch
Area
 - City 19.4 sq mi (50.2 km²)
 - Land 16.0 sq mi (41.4 km²)
 - Water 3.4 sq mi (8.8 km²)
 - Urban 465.3 sq mi (1,205 km²)
Elevation ft (1 m)
Population (2006)[1]
 - City 137,912
 - Density 8,720.9/sq mi (3,354/km²)
 - Metro 902,775
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 066xx
Area code(s) 203
FIPS code 09-08000
GNIS feature ID 0205720
Website: http://www.ci.bridgeport.ct.us

Bridgeport is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Connecticut, and the fifth-largest city in New England. Located in Fairfield County, the city has an estimated population of 137,912[1] and is the core of the Greater Bridgeport area, which itself is considered part of the labor market area for New York City. Bridgeport // Bridgeport, Alabama Bridgeport, California, in Mono County Bridgeport, Nevada County, California Bridgeport, Connecticut - most populous Bridgeport in the US Bridgeport, Illinois Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois Bridgeport, Michigan Bridgeport, Ohio Bridgeport, New Jersey Bridgeport, Pennsylvania Bridgeport, Texas Bridgeport, Washington Bridgeport, West Virginia Bridgeport, Dorset Bridgeport Brewing Company Bridgeport Machines Category: ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1287x757, 251 KB) Flag of the United States city of Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... 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The city is quite marked by its attachment to its famous resident, the circus-promoter and once mayor P.T. Barnum. Barnum built three houses in the city, and housed his circus in town during winters. Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891), American showman who is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ...


Bridgeport was originally a part of the township of Stratford. The first settlement here was made in 1659. It was called Pequonnock until 1695, when its name was changed to Stratfield, due to its location between the already existing towns of Stratford and Fairfield. During the American Revolution it was a center of privateering. In 1800 the borough of Bridgeport was chartered, and in 1821 the township was incorporated. The city was not chartered until 1836. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen...


The city was home to the Frisbie Pie Company, and therefore it has been argued that Bridgeport is the birthplace of the frisbee.[2] The Frisbie Pie Company (1871-1958) was founded by William Russell Frisbie in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... A Wham-O Professional Frisbee For the amusement ride, see Frisbee (ride). ...


The community has two hospitals, Bridgeport Hospital and St. Vincent's Medical Center. Bridgeport Hospital is a hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... St. ...

Contents

History

Eastern View of Bridgeport, Con. ...

Early years

Bridgeport's early years were marked by a reliance on fishing and farmingeven though the farm land was rocky, much like other towns in New England. The city's location on the deep Newfield Harbor fostered a boom in shipbuilding and whaling in the mid-19th century, especially after the opening of a railroad to the city in 1840. The city rapidly industrialized in the late-19th century, and became a manufacturing center producing such goods as the famous Bridgeport milling machine, brass fittings, carriages, sewing machines, brassieres, saddles, and ammunition. For the computer security term, see Phishing. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... The crew of the oceanographic research vessel Princesse Alice, of Albert Grimaldi (later Prince Albert I of Monaco) pose while flensing a catch. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Tourists in a vis-a-vis, Prague The classic definition of a carriage is a four-wheeled horse-drawn private passenger vehicle with leaf springs or leather strapping for suspension, whether light, smart and fast or large and comfortable. ... A sewing machine is a mechanical (or electrical) device that joins fabric using thread, in a manner similar to manual sewing. ... Bra - front Bra - back A brassiere ( ; , commonly referred to as a bra, ) is an article of clothing that covers, supports, and elevates the breasts. ... Ammunition, often referred to as ammo, is a generic term meaning (the assembly of) a projectile and its propellant. ...

Eastern View of Bridgeport, Con. by John Warner Barber (1836)
Eastern View of Bridgeport, Con. by John Warner Barber (1836)

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Abraham Lincoln's visit

On Saturday, March 10, 1860, Abraham Lincoln spoke in the city's Washington Hall, an auditorium at what was then the Fairfield County Courthouse (now McLevy Hall), at the corner of State and Broad streets. Not only was the largest room in the city packed, but a crowd formed outside made up of people who couldn't get in. He received a standing ovation before taking the 9:07 p.m. train that night back to Manhattan.[3][4] A plaque now stands at the site in Bridgeport where he gave the speech. (In 2006, just across the street, in the Polka Dot Playhouse {now known as Playhouse on the Green}, President George W. Bush spoke before a small, selected group of Connecticut business people and officials about health care reform.) is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Later history

By 1930, Bridgeport was a thriving industrial center with more than 500 factories and a booming immigrant population.


In September of 1978, Bridgeport teachers went on a 19-day strike due to deadlock contract negotiations. A court order as well as state law that made strikes illegal in Connecticut resulted in 274 teachers being arrested and jailed.[5] Like other urban centers in Connecticut, Bridgeport fared less well during the deindustrialization of the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. Unemployment rose, crime soared, and the city became known for a large drug problem. Disadvantaged minorities, including African-Americans and Hispanics of color, were forced into the city, and due to various acts of racial discrimination were left disenfranchised and impoverished, contributing to the crime rate and decay in the city. Many former-industrial sites within the city were discovered to be heavily-polluted, leaving Bridgeport with extensive environmental costs and damage. Other sites were simply abandoned and left to burn down, leaving some areas of the city resembling ghost towns. Deindustrialization is the process by which the manufacturing-based economy of a country or region declines. ... In sociology and in voting theory, a minority is a sub-group that is outnumbered by persons who do not belong to it. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Predominantly Christianity and Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Affirmative action in the United States Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity...


In the early 21st century, Bridgeport is rebounding after a loss of jobs and population, and is transitioning into a role as a center of service industries and as an outlying region of the New York metropolitan area (for example, the city itself is an oasis of relatively low-cost housing in an otherwise extremely expensive region).


In 1987, the L'Ambiance Plaza residential project, which was under construction at the time, collapsed, killing 28 construction workers. The LAmbiance Plaza was one of the worst disasters in recent Connecticut history. ...

A portion of the harbor in Bridgeport.
A portion of the harbor in Bridgeport.

Like other northeastern cities suffering from the effects of Post World War II industrial decline, Bridgeport has often made efforts at revitalization. One proposal called for Las Vegas developer Steve Wynn to build a large casino on the property, but for a variety of reasons, that project failed to materialize. More recently, the City of Bridgeport has taken steps to acquire the last remaining parcels in private hands. Many historic buildings are also being renovated into residential and retail units. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 2. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Las Vegas Strip is home to Steve Wynns largest and best known developments. ...


Geography and Climate

Bridgeport is located along Long Island Sound, at the mouth of the Pequonnock River. New York City waterways: 1. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.4 square miles (50.2 km²), of which, 16.0 square miles (41.4 km²) of it is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²) of it (17.53%) is water. Bridgeport lies within the Humid Continental climate belt, with warm to occasionally hot and humid summers and cold, snowy winters. The seasonal extremes are moderated somewhat by Long Island Sound. The adjacent waters result in Bridgeport being several degrees cooler in summer and slightly milder with less snowfall in winter than locations further away from the coast. The city receives 41.7 inches (1,060 mm) of precipitation and around 25.6 inches (65 cm) of snowfall in an average year. The snowiest winter on record is 1996 where Bridgeport received 76.8 inches (195 cm).[6] The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 68 67 84 91 97 96 103 100 99 86 78 76
Norm High °F 36.9 38.8 46.9 57 67.4 76.4 81.9 80.7 73.6 63.1 52.6 42.1
Norm Low °F 22.9 24.9 32 40.7 50.6 59.6 66 65.4 57.7 46.3 37.5 28
Rec Low °F -7 -5 4 18 31 41 49 44 36 26 16 -4
Precip (in) 3.73 2.92 4.15 3.99 4.03 3.57 3.77 3.75 3.58 3.54 3.65 3.47
Source: USTravelWeather.com [4]

Cityscape

The harbor is formed by the estuary of the Pequonnock River and Yellow Mill Pond, an inlet. Between the estuary and the pond is a peninsula, East Bridgeport, which was once home to some of the largest manufacturing establishments (most no longer exist), and west of the harbor and the river is the main portion of the city, the wholesale section extending along the bank, the retail section farther back, and numerous factories along the line of the railway far to the West. There are two large parks, Beardsley, in the extreme northern part of the city, and Seaside, west of the harbor entrance and along the Sound; in the latter are statues of Elias Howe, who built a large sewing-machine factory here in 1863, and of P.T. Barnum, the showman, who lived in Bridgeport after 1846 and did much for the city, especially for East Bridgeport. In Seaside Park there is also a soldiers' and sailors' monument, and in the vicinity are many upscale residences. The principal buildings are: the two hospitals (St Vincent's and Bridgeport), the Protestant orphan asylum, the Barnum Institute (occupied by the Bridgeport Scientific and Historical Society), the Bridgeport Medical Society and the United States government building, which contains the post-office and the customs house. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 3,294
1850 6,080 84.6%
1860 12,106 99.1%
1870 18,969 56.7%
1880 27,643 45.7%
1890 48,866 76.8%
1900 70,996 45.3%
1910 102,054 43.7%
1920 143,555 40.7%
1930 146,716 2.2%
1940 147,121 0.3%
1950 158,709 7.9%
1960 156,748 -1.2%
1970 156,542 -0.1%
1980 142,546 -8.9%
1990 141,686 -0.6%
2000 139,529 -1.5%
Est. 2006 137,912 [7] -1.2%
Population 1840 - 1970[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 139,529 people, 50,307 households, and 32,749 families residing in the city. The population density was 8,720.9 people per square mile (3,367.0/km²). There were 54,367 housing units at an average density of 3,398.1/sq mi (1,312.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 45.02% White, 30.76% African American, 0.48% Native American, 3.25% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 14.81% from other races, and 5.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 31.88% of the population. The largest ancestries include: Italian (8.6%), Irish (5.1%), Portuguese (2.9%), Polish (2.8%), and German (2.4%).[5] The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

A typical Street scene in Bridgeport
A typical Street scene in Bridgeport

There were 50,307 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.0% were married couples living together, 24.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.34. Image File history File links Bridgeport_101_0153small. ... Image File history File links Bridgeport_101_0153small. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $34,658, and the median income for a family was $39,571. Males had a median income of $32,430 versus $26,966 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,306. About 16.2% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.8% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[10]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 33,374 2,855 36,229 58.23%
  Republican 5,069 468 5,537 8.90%
  Unaffiliated 18,538 1,887 20,425 32.83%
  Minor Parties 27 3 30 0.05%
Total 57,008 5,213 62,221 100%

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Education

Bridgeport is home to the University of Bridgeport and Housatonic Community College. Education in Bridgeport, Connecticut includes Bridgeport Public Schools, private and religious schools, a college and a university. ... University of Bridgeport is a private university in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Its campus is in the southern part of the city, on Long Island Sound. ... Housatonic Community College (HCC) is a two-year public college located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ...


The city's public school system has 30 elementary schools, three comprehensive high schools, two alternative programs and an interdistrict vocational aquaculture school. The system has about 23,000 students, making the Bridgeport Public Schools the second largest school system in Connecticut. The school system employs a professional staff of more than 1,700.


The city has started a large school renovation and construction program, with plans for new schools and modernization of existing buildings.


High Schools

  • Bridgeport Regional Vocational Aquaculture School (BRVAS) is located near historic Captain's Cove and is open to students from surrounding towns. It is one of the first schools in the country specializing in marine and aquaculture curriculum.
  • Bullard Havens Technical High School is a vocational high school. (State School)
  • Kolbe Cathedral High School: Bridgeport's sole Catholic high school
  • The Bridge Academy: Bridgeport's sole Charter High School

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Government and politics

Bridgeport is notable for having had a Socialist mayor for 24 years; Jasper McLevy served as mayor from 1933 to 1957. Its more recent mayors, including Joseph Ganim, have been plagued with corruption scandals, reflecting a similar pattern found in other urban centers in Connecticut. In June 2006, Mayor John M. Fabrizi admitted that he had used cocaine since taking office, but had not used cocaine for over a year. The Socialist Party of America (SPA) is a socialist political party in the United States. ... Jasper McLevy (1878-1962) was an American politician who served as mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut from 1933-1957. ... John Michael Fabrizi is the mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut and a member of the U.S. Democratic Party. ... For other uses, see Cocaine (disambiguation). ...


Its status as a struggling post-industrial city marked by poverty is well-known within Connecticut, and stands out markedly from its Gold Coast neighbors. The Gold Coast is a region of the state of Connecticut roughly contiguous with the boundaries of Fairfield County; it derives its regional nickname from Fairfield County being ranked as one of the wealthiest counties in the United States and being the headquarters to most of the hedge funds in...


Culture

Barnum Museum
Barnum Museum

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Popular culture

‘At the end of an hour we saw a far-away town sleeping in a valley by a winding river; and beyond it on a hill, a vast gray fortress, with towers and turrets, the first I had ever seen out of a picture.
‘“Bridgeport?” said I, pointing.
‘“Camelot,” said he.’
  • Bridgeport is mentioned occasionally on shows focusing on guns and ammunitions from the late-19h to the mid-20th centuries.
  • The Song "157 Riverside Avenue" by REO Speedwagon gets its title from the Bridgeport address of the recording studio where the band recorded their first album.

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Performing Arts

Bridgeport has been three-time home to Gathering of the Vibes, a weekend long arts, music and camping festival featuring some of the best names in festival talent. In 1999, 2000 and again in 2007, thousands of people have come from all over the world to camp in Seaside Park and enjoy such talent as Buddy Guy, Bob Weir and Ratdog, Bridgeport's own Deep Banana Blackout, Les Claypool, Assembly of Dust, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Los Lobos and many many more. Gathering of the Vibes, or GOTV, is an annual three-day music and camping festival that is jam band oriented. ... George Buddy Guy (born July 30, 1936) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American blues and rock guitarist and singer. ... Ratdog, also known as Bob Weir and Ratdog, is an American rock band. ... Deep Banana Blackout (or DBB) was a New Orleans style Jazz-Funk band from Fairfield, Connecticut. ... Leslie Edward Les Claypool (born September 29, 1963 in Richmond, California, U.S.) is a singer, lyricist, bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, best known for his work with the alternative rock band Primus. ... Assembly of Dust (also known as AOD) is a rock band formed in 2002 by former Strangefolk frontman Reid Genauer. ... Dirty Dozen Brass Band The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a New Orleans, Louisiana brass band. ... Los Lobos is an American rock band, heavily influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country music, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as boleros and norteños. ...


In addition, it is the home of the Black Rock Art Center, a multi-cultural center that presents performing artists from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Americas both at the Art Center but also in a Summer Sounds of the World concert series. The series has featured such legendary artists as blues man James Cotton, Grammy-award winner Eddie Palmieri, the Cambodian Angora Dance Company, salsa master Larry Harlow, and folk artists Richie Havens and Odetta. The Art Center features a world music series, a cabaret series, the Black Rock Blues Festival, in addition to cinema, gallery and educational programs.


Theater

Famous Musicians & Singing Groups

  • God's Generation Bridgeport is the home of Montee Entertainment Group Gospel Recording Artists Junior Fountain & God's Generation.
  • James "JJ" Hairston & Youthful Praise Bridgeport is also the home of Artemis Gospel National Recording Artists James "JJ" Hairston & Youthful Praise.

Bridgeport Coast Guard was telephoned by John McClain (Bruce Willis) in the movie Die Hard With a Vengeance.


Museums, Zoos & Parks

As befits his in-town legend, the Barnum Museum is headquartered in Bridgeport. The city is also home to the Discovery Museum and Planetarium, which emphasizes exhibits on science, as well as the Housatonic Museum of Art, located at Housatonic Community College, which has the largest collection of art of any two-year college in the country, thanks to a sizable grant from Burt Chernow. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


The Beardsley Zoo is also located in Bridgeport, and is the only zoological center in the entire state of Connecticut. In 1878 James Beardsley, a wealthy cattle dealer, donated over 100 acres (400,000 m²) to the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut. ...


The Park City also has these parks:

  • Alice Street Lot located on Alice Street
  • Baldwin Plaza on Broad Street known for trailing mostly
  • Beardsley Park located on Noble Avenue where Harding High School plays Baseball and Softball games just like other recreational baseball leagues such as North End Babe Ruth & Park City Babe Ruth, picnic areas are also visible
  • Beechwood Park on Madison Avenue incorporating Kennedy Stadium as well
  • Ellsworth Park on Ellsworth Street
  • Fairchild Memorial Park located on Trumbull Road
  • Glenwood Park where tennis courts are abundant
  • Wonderland of Ice which is a recreational center for ice skating also on Glenwood Avenue
  • James Brown Park (Waterview Park) located on Waterview Avenue
  • Johnson Oak Park on Logan Street
  • Lafayette Park located on Oak Street
  • Longfellow Park on St. Stephens Road
  • Longfellow Playground on Wordin Avenue
  • Manila Street Playground on Manila Street
  • Newfield/Jessup Park located on Newfield Avenue has a playground,
  • Pleasure Beach, located within the proximity of Seaview Avenue
  • Puglio Park on Madison Avenue consecutive to the North End Library
  • Rogers Elton Park on Frenchtown Road
  • Seaside Park, probably the largest park within the city of Bridgeport with abundance of baseball/softball fields, fishing areas, picnic areas, playgrounds, soccer fields and swimming stretching from Park Avenue all the way to the Bridgeport Port Jefferson Ferry
  • Saint Mary's-By-the-Sea located on Grovers Avenue
  • Success Park on Granfield Street
  • Svihra Park on Ezra Street
  • Upchurch Park on Hallett Street
  • Veterans Memorial Park on Park Avenue
  • Washington Park located on East Washington Avenue
  • Waterfront Park located on Water Street primarily for baseball usage
  • Went Field Park on Wordin Avenue
  • West Side 2 Park located on Bostwick Avenue

Pleasure Beach is a peninsula located off the coast of southeastern Bridgeport, Connecticut, and southwestern Stratford, Connecticut. ...

Sports

Club League Venue Established Championships
Bridgeport Bluefish ALPB, Baseball The Ballpark at Harbor Yard 1998 1
Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL, Ice hockey Arena at Harbor Yard 2001 0

The recently-built Arena at Harbor Yard serves as the city's sports and hospitality center. Seating 10,000, the Arena serves as the home rink of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL hockey team, as well as the home court of the Fairfield University's basketball team. The Bridgeport Bluefish are an Atlantic League team based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, based in Camden, New Jersey, is a professional, independent baseball organization located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States, especially the greater metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It operates in cities not served by Major or... The Ballpark at Harbor Yard is a multi-purpose stadium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard is a 8,281-seat multi-purpose arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... The Bridgeport Arena at Harbor Yard is a 8,281-seat multi-purpose arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... Fairfield University is a private, co-educational undergraduate and masters level university located in Fairfield, Connecticut, in the New England region of the United States. ...


The Ballpark at Harbor Yard serves as a minor-league baseball stadium, and was built in 1998 to serve as the homefield of the Bridgeport Bluefish. It is located downtown on a former brownfield site. It is visually prominent to commuters on I-95 or on passing trains. The Ballpark at Harbor Yard is a multi-purpose stadium in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... The Bridgeport Bluefish are an Atlantic League team based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... In town planning, brownfield land is an area of land previously used or built upon, as opposed to industry or mining and therefore may be contaminated by hazardous waste or pollution. ... Interstate 95, the main north-south Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States, runs in a general east-west compass direction for 111. ...


Kennedy Stadium serves as a community sports facility. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, it was the home of an Atlantic Coast Football League minor league football team, the Bridgeport Jets, a New York Jets farm team also known locally as the Hi-Ho Jets due to their sponsorship by the (Hi-Ho) D'Addario construction company. John F. Kennedy Stadium is a 12 000 seat lighted stadium located in Bridgeport, Connecticut . ... The Atlantic Coast Football League operated between 1962 and 1964 drawing many quality players from the East Coast schools. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... A farm team, or farm club, generally refers to a minor league baseball league in the United States which are at a lower pay level and play in smaller cities and towns than do Major League Baseball, and which are under the control of the two major leagues and are...


Fairfield University is located in the neighboring town of Fairfield, and many of the athletic teams play on campus. Only the men's and women's basketball teams play in Bridgeport. Fairfield is a town located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. ...


Broadcast stations in the city

Radio

  • WCUM-AM 1450; 1,000 watts(formerly WDGS-AM) Spanish Format station better known as Radio Cumbre.
  • WDJZ-AM 1530; 5,000 watts Gospel Radio that serve the African American and Caribbean communities in the Bridgeport Metro area.
  • WICC-AM 600; 1,000 watts (daytime), 500 watts (nighttime) -- WICC began broadcasting on November 21 1926, when a previous radio station, WCWS, was given a new name, WICC. The last three letters standing for Industrial Capitol of Connecticut. The Bridgeport Broadcasting Company Inc. was the new station's owner. Back then, the station was powered at 500 watts. From 1951 to 1956 one of the station's radio hosts was Bob Crane, who later went on to play Col. Robert Hogan on the Hogan's Heroes television comedy series.[11]
  • WEBE-FM 107.9; 50,000 watts. WEBE 108 is "Connecticut's Best Music Variety" owned and operated by Cumulus Media.
  • WEZN-FM 99.9; 27,500 watts. From the station's web site: "Your local guide to southern Connecticut information and family fun." owned by Cox Radio, Inc.
  • WPKN-FM 89.5; 10,000 watts; From the station's web site: "WPKN is somewhat inscrutable. We break all of the rules, and we observe few, if any, of the conventions. We have no format whatsoever, we permit our programmers to do whatever they will, and we don't accept funding from the sources which might restrict our freedoms. We are totally accountable to our listeners in that we publish our budget to everyone on our mailing list, and we also invite you to our monthly staff meetings and, in particular, the June meeting at which we discuss the budget. (...) WPKN's programming can be heard on two frequencies: 89.5 from our transmitter at Trumbull, CT and 88.7 (formally known as WPKM) at Montauk on Long Island. If you're driving eastward and you start to lose the 89.5 signal, you can tune over to 88.7 and continue to hear us until about Exit 6 on I-95 in Rhode Island."[12]

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Television

Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) is a statewide public television network, providing PBS programming in Connecticut. ...

Transportation

Airports

Nearby Sikorsky Memorial Airport once provided regional flights to major hub cities such as Logan International Airport in Boston and Baltimore-Washington International Airport; however, service to the airport declined in the 1990s, and US Airways Express became the last airline to suspend operations at the airport in November 1999. Tweed New Haven Regional Airport is the closest facility providing scheduled air service. The closest international airports are La Guardia and John F. Kennedy in New York City, Newark in Newark, New Jersey, Stewart in Newburgh, New York and Bradley in Windsor Locks, CT. Sikorsky Memoral Airport (IATA: BDR, ICAO: KBDR) is an airport located in Stratford, Connecticut and east of Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ... Boston redirects here. ... KBWI Airport Diagram Baltimore-Washington International Airport serves the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC metro-region. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ... Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (IATA: HVN, ICAO: KHVN), formerly known as Tweed-New Haven Airport, is a municipal airport offering commercial and general service in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. It is partially located in the town of East Haven. ... Fiorello Henry LaGuardia Fiorello Henry LaGuardia (born Fiorello Enrico LaGuardia December 11, 1882–September 20, 1947) was the Republican Mayor of New York from 1934 to 1945. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Stewart International Airport (IATA: SWF, ICAO: KSWF) is located near Newburgh, New York, in the southern Hudson Valley, 55 miles (88. ... Newburgh is both a city and a town in Orange County, New York. ... This article is about the state. ... BDL redirects here. ...


Major highways

Bridgeport is at the intersection of many major highways which have contributed greatly to its industrial past. Interstate 95, the Merritt Parkway, Route 8 and Route 25, and U.S. Route 1 (The Boston Post Road) all run through the city, with the intersection of Route 8/Route 25 and Interstate 95 located downtown. Interstate 95, the main north-south Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States, runs in a general east-west compass direction for 111. ... Merritt Parkway in autumn. ... Route 8 is a 67. ... Route 25 is a 28. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... The Boston Post Road was a system of roads from New York City to Boston, Massachusetts, containing some of the first major highways in the United States. ...


Railroad and ferries

The Modern-Looking Bridgeport Station is served a part of intermodal transit hub
The Modern-Looking Bridgeport Station is served a part of intermodal transit hub

The city is connected to nearby New York City by both Amtrak and Metro-North commuter trains. Many residents commute to New York jobs on these trains, and the city to some extent is developing as an outpost of New York-based workers seeking cheaper rents and larger living spaces. Connecting service is also available to Waterbury via Metro-North, and New Haven via Amtrak and Metro-North. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 280 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bridgeport, Connecticut Railway electrification system Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 280 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Bridgeport, Connecticut Railway electrification system Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company, or MTA Metro-North Railroad, or, more commonly, Metro-North, is a suburban commuter rail service that is run and managed by an authority of New York State, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, or, more simply, the MTA. Metro-North runs service between New York... Nickname: Motto: Quid Aere Perennius (What Is More Lasting Than Brass) Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , Country U.S. State NECTA Waterbury Region Central Naugatuck Valley Incorporated (town) 1686 Incorporated (city) 1853 Consolidated 1902 Government  - Type Mayor-board of aldermen  - Mayor Michael J. Jarjura Area  - City  28. ... New Haven redirects here. ...


A ferry service runs from Bridgeport across Long Island Sound to Port Jefferson, New York; the three vessels "Grand Republic", "P.T. Barnum" and "Park City" transport both automobiles and passengers. New York City waterways: 1. ... The Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson is located in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ... This article is about the state. ...


Buses

The Greater Bridgeport Transit Authority (GBTA) provides bus service to Bridgeport and its immediate suburbs. Route 2 the Coastal Link goes west to Norwalk and east to Westfield's Connecticut Post Mall in Milford, from where Connecticut Transit can bring passengers to the New Haven Green. Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines both offer intercity bus service to points throughout the Northeast and points beyond. Connecticut Transit (CT Transit) is a bus system serving much of the U.S. state of Connecticut and is a division of that states Department of Transportation[1]. CT Transit provides bus service via contract providers for seven different metropolitan areas in the state, mostly concentrated in Hartford and... This article is about the breed of dog. ... Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier that operates in the northeastern states of the United States. ...


On the National Register of Historic Places

  • BERKSHIRE NO. 7 — Bridgeport Harbor (added 1978)
  • Barnum Museum — 805 Main St. (added December 7, 1972)
  • Barnum/Palliser Historic District — Roughly bounded by Myrtle and Park Aves., Atlantic and Austin Sts. (both sides) (added 1982)
  • Bassickville Historic District — 20-122 Bassick, 667-777 Howard, and 1521-1523 Fairview Aves., and 50-1380 State St. (added October 8, 1987)
  • Beardsley Park — 1875 Noble Ave. (added April 18, 1999)
  • Bikur Cholim Synagogue — 1545 Iranistan Ave. (added December 27, 1995)
  • Black Rock Gardens Historic District — Bounded by Fairfield St., Brewster St. and Nash Ln., including Rowsley and Haddon Sts. (added October 26, 1990)
  • Black Rock Historic District — Roughly bounded by Black Rock Harbor, Grovers Ave., Beacon and Prescott Sts. (added April 15, 1979)
  • Bridgeport City Hall — 202 State St. (added October 19, 1977)
  • Bridgeport Downtown North Historic District — Roughly bounded by Congress, Water, Fairfield Ave., Elm, Golden Hill & Chapel Sts. (added December 2, 1987)
  • Bridgeport Downtown South Historic District — Roughly bounded by Elm, Cannon, Main, Gilbert, and Broad Sts. (added October 3, 1987)
  • Connecticut Railway and Lighting Company Car Barn — 55 Congress St. (added 1987)
  • David Perry House — 531 Lafayette St. (added April 22, 1984)
  • Deacon's Point Historic District — Roughly bounded by Seaview Ave. and Williston, Bunnell and Deacon Sts. (added September 21, 1992)
  • Division Street Historic District — Roughly bounded by State St., Iranistan, Black Rock and West Aves. (added July 3, 1982)
  • ELMER S. DAILEY — Bridgeport Harbor (added 1978)
  • Eagle's Nest — 282-284 Logan St. (added April 5, 1979)
  • East Bridgeport Historic District — Roughly bounded by RR tracks, Beach, Arctic, and Knowlton Sts. (added May 25, 1979)
  • East Main Street Historic District — Bounded by Walters and Nichols Sts. from 371-377, 741-747, 388-394 and to 744 East Main Sts. (added March 21, 1985)
  • Ein Jacob (Ayn Yacob) Synagogue — 746 (aka 748) Connecticut Ave. (added December 27, 1995)
  • Fairfield County Courthouse — 172 Golden Hill St. (added February 21, 1982)
  • Fairfield County Jail — 1106 North Ave. (added May 18, 1985)
  • First Baptist Church — 126 Washington Ave. (added March 22, 1990)
  • Gateway Village Historic District — Roughly bounded by Waterman St., Connecticut Ave. and Alanson Ave. (added October 26, 1990)
  • Golden Hill Historic District — Roughly bounded by Congress St., Lyon Terr., Elm, and Harrison Sts. (added October 3, 1987)
  • Hotel Beach — 140 Fairfield Ave. (added 1978)
  • Lakeview Village Historic District — Roughly bounded by Essex St., Boston Ave., Colony St., Plymouth St. and Asylum St. (added October 26, 1990)
  • Maplewood School — 434 Maplewood Ave. (added March 21, 1990)
  • Marina Park Historic District — Marína Park, Park and Waldemere Aves. (added May 27, 1982)
  • Mary and Eliza Freeman Houses — 352-4 and 358-60 Main St. (added March 22, 1999)
  • Nathaniel Wheeler Memorial Fountain — Park and Fairfield Aves. (added May 4, 1985)
  • PRISCILLA DAILEY — Bridgeport Harbor (added 1978)
  • Palace and Majestic Theaters — 1315-1357 Main St. (added 1979)
  • Park Apartments — 59 Rennell St. (added October 26, 1990)
  • Penfield Reef Lighthouse — Long Island Sound off Shoal Point (added October 27, 1990)
  • Pequonnock River Railroad Bridge — AMTRAK Right-of-way at Pequonnock River (added July 12, 1987)
  • Peyton Randolph Bishop House — 135 Washington Ave. (added September 25, 1987)
  • Railroad Avenue Industrial District — Roughly bounded by State and Cherry Sts., Fairfield and Wordin Aves. (added October 30, 1985)
  • Remington City Historic District — Roughly, Bond, Dover, and Remington Sts. and Palisade Ave., between Stewart and Tudor Sts. (added October 26, 1990)
  • Remington Village Historic District — Roughly, Willow and East Aves. between Boston and Barnum Aves. (added October 26, 1990)
  • Seaside Institute — 299 Lafayette Ave. (added July 14, 1982)
  • Seaside Park — Long Island Sound (added August 1, 1982)
  • Seaside Village Historic District — E. side of Iranistan Ave. between South St. and Burnham St. (added October 26, 1990)
  • St. John's Episcapal Church — 768 Fairfield Ave. (added September 2, 1984)
  • Sterling Block-Bishop Arcade — 993-1005 Main St. (added 1978)
  • Sterling Hill Historic District — Roughly bounded by Pequonnock St., Harral Ave., James St. and Washington Ave. (added May 2, 1992)
  • Stratfield Historic District — CT 59 and U.S. 1 (added July 23, 1980)
  • Tongue Point Lighthouse — W side of Bridgeport Harbor at Tongue Point (added June 29, 1990)
  • US Post Office-Bridgeport Main — 120 Middle St. (added April 17, 1986)
  • United Congregational Church — 877 Park Ave. (added August 19, 1984)
  • United Illuminating Company Building — 1115-1119 Broad St. (added March 21, 1985)
  • West End Congregation-Achavath Achim Synagogue — 725 Hancock Ave. (added June 11, 1995)
  • William D. Bishop Cottage Development Historic District — Cottage Pl. and Atlantic, Broad, Main and Whiting Sts. (added July 28, 1982)
  • Wilmot Apartments Historic District — Jct. of Connecticut and Wilmot Aves. (added October 26, 1990)

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Notable people, past and present

For further information, see People of Bridgeport, Connecticut Phineas Taylor Barnum People associated with Bridgeport, Connecticut who achieved great public distinction, listed in the category for which they are best known: // Military William Hincks, Medal of Honor recipient John Mackenzie, Medal of Honor recipient Henry A. Mucci, led the raid that rescued survivors of the Bataan Death March... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ...


Perhaps Bridgeport's most famous resident from the past is P.T. Barnum, the circus promoter who also served as mayor of the city. A brief summary, mentioning some of the Bridgeporters who achieved fame far outside the city would include actors Robert Mitchum, Brian Dennehy, Bob Crane, and John Ratzenberger, actor/comedian Kevin Nealon and the actor and comedian Richard Belzer who once worked as a reporter for The Connecticut Post. Musicians either from, or residing in Bridgeport include composers Joseph Celli and Jin Hi Kim. Other notable Bridgeporters include Henry A. Mucci, who led the raid that rescued survivors of the Bataan Death March in World War II. NBA players Charles Smith, John Bagley and Chris Smith and baseball players George "Kiddo" Davis, who had 7 hits in the 1933 World Series, helping the New York Giants win the championship, and Jim O'Rourke, the first player to be credited with a hit and single in a professional baseball game. Before relocating to Fairfield, Grammy winner John Mayer grew up in Bridgeport while his father, Dr. Richard Mayer, was the principal at Central High School. Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891), American showman who is best remembered for his entertaining hoaxes and for founding the circus that eventually became Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. ... Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an Academy award nominated American film actor and singer. ... Brian Dennehy (born July 9, 1938) is a two-time Tony Award-winning American actor who has appeared in movies, on television, and performed in live theater. ... Bob Crane as Col. ... John Deszo Ratzenberger (born April 6, 1947) is an American actor. ... Kevin Nealon in 2006 Kevin Nealon (born November 18, 1953 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American comedian and actor best known for the characters he played on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, and his role on the series Weeds. ... Richard Jay Belzer (born August 4, 1944) is an American stand up comedian, writer, and actor, perhaps best known for his work as Det. ... The Connecticut Post is a daily newspaper, serving the area of Southwestern Connecticut around Bridgeport, Connecticut. ... Colonel Henry Mucci Henry Mucci was an Army Colonel and Ranger. ... Note on correct pronunciation: Filipino (Tagalog) speakers pronounce Bataan as (phonetically) Bata-An. In English, the name is rendered Baaa-Tan or Bat-tan. The Bataan Death March (also known as The Death March of Bataan) took place in the Philippines in 1942 and was later accounted as a Japanese... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Charles Daniel Smith (born July 16, 1965 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. As a college player, Smith was named Big East Player of the Year. ... John Edward Bagley (born April 23, 1960 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a former professional basketball player. ... George Stacey Davis (August 23, 1870 - October 17, 1940) was a Major League Baseball player and manager at the turn of the 20th century. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ...


Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera in Covent Garden, London, spent much of his childhood in Bridgeport and graduated from Central High School. Antonio Pappano (born 30 December 1959 in London, England) is a British conductor. ... The Floral Hall of the Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House is an opera house and performing arts venue in London. ... Covent Garden is a district in London, located on the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwest corner of the London Borough of Camden. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Central High School is a common name for high schools in the United States. ...


Cartoonists Al Capp, who created Lil Abner, and Walt Kelly, who created Pogo, attended Bridgeport High Schools in the 1920s. I do Lil Abner!!, a self-portrait by Al Capp, excerpted from the April 16-17 1951 Lil Abner strips. ... Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr (August 25, 1913 - October 18, 1973), known simply as Walt Kelly, was a cartoonist notable for his comic strip Pogo featuring characters that inhabited a portion of the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Connecticut (CSV). 2006 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (2006). Retrieved on June 28, 2007.
  2. ^ HISTORY OF FRISBIES. Retrieved on 2007-11-28.
  3. ^ Burr, Raymond F., Abraham Lincoln: Western Star Over Connecticut, Lithographics Inc., Canton, Connecticut (no year given), pages 1 and 15; book contents reprinted by permission of the Lincoln Herald, (Harrogate, Tennessee) Summer, Fall and Winter, 1983 and Spring and Summer, 1984
  4. ^ Holzer, Harold, Lincoln at Cooper Union, (Simon & Schuster: New York), 2004 Chapter 8: "Unable to Escape This Toil," p. 201 ISBN 0-7432-2466-3
  5. ^ Teachers' Strike Stirs Bitter Memories - New York Times
  6. ^ [www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/techrpts/tr9602/tr9602.pdf The Winter of 95-96: A Season of Extremes, National Climatic Data Center]
  7. ^ Census data for Bridgeport, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 23, 2007.
  8. ^ [1], U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed January 23, 2008.
  9. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005 (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved on 2006-10-02.
  11. ^ [2] from pages on the "History" section of the WICC web site accessed on 29 June 2006
  12. ^ [3] WPKN web site "About" page accessed on June 29, 2006

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