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Danbury, Connecticut
Official seal of Danbury, Connecticut
Seal
Nickname: The Hat City
Located in Fairfield County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°24′08″N 73°28′16″W / 41.40222, -73.47111
NECTA Danbury
Region Housatonic Valley
Incorporated (town) 1702
Incorporated (city) 1889
Consolidated 1965
Government
 - Type Mayor-council
 - Mayor Mark D. Boughton (R)
Area
 - City 114.7 km²  (44.3 sq mi)
 - Land 109.1 km² (42.1 sq mi)
 - Water 5.7 km² (2.2 sq mi)
 - Urban 320.1 km² (123.6 sq mi)
Population (2005)[1]
 - City 78,736
 - Density 722/km² (1,870/sq mi)
 - Metro 163,000
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 0681x
Website: http://www.danbury-ct.gov/

Danbury is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. It has an estimated population as of July 1, 2005 of 78,736.[1] From [1], public domain image This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... Location of Danbury in the state of Connecticut. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... A New England City and Town Area or NECTA is a geographic entity in the New England region of the United States. ... Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Danbury is the name of several places: In the United Kingdom: Danbury, Essex In the United States of America: Danbury, Connecticut Danbury, Iowa Danbury, New Hampshire Danbury, New York Danbury, North Carolina Danbury, Texas Category: ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Fairfield County is located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The city was named for the place of origin of many of the early settlers, Danbury, Essex in England. Its nickname is Hat City because it used to be a center of the hat industry, at one point producing 25% of America's hats.[citation needed] Danbury is a village in Essex, England. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hat (disambiguation). ...


Danbury is also the site of a low-security women's prison, the Danbury Federal Correctional Institute[2] Danbury Federal Correction Institute is a low-security US federal prison for women located in Danbury, Connecticut. ...


Danbury is home to Danbury Hospital, one of the top ranked hospitals in the country[citation needed] and Danbury High School, one of the largest high schools in Connecticut[citation needed]. Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed hospital in Danbury, Connecticut. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...

Contents

History

Danbury was first settled by colonists in 1685, when eight families moved to the area from the area that is now Norwalk and Stamford. The area was then called Paquiaqe by the Paquioque Native Americans. One of the first settlers was Samuel Benedict who bought land from the Paquioque natives in 1685 along with his brother James, James Beebe, and Judah Gregory. The settlers originally chose the name Swampfield for their town, but in October 1687, the general court decreed the name Danbury. Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1651 Consolidated 1913 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Settled 1641 Incorporated (city) 1893 Consolidated 1949 Government  - Type Mayor-Board of representatives  - Mayor Dannel Malloy (Dem) Area  - City 134. ... A Sioux in traditional dress including war bonnet, circa 1908. ...

Downtown Main Street scene, ca. 1907
Downtown Main Street scene, ca. 1907

During the American Revolution, Danbury was an important military supply depot for the Continental army. On April 26-27, 1777, the British under Major General William Tryon burned and looted the city. The central motto on the Seal of the City of Danbury is Restituimus (Latin for "We have restored"), a reference to the destruction caused by the Loyalist army troops. The American General David Wooster was mortally wounded near the city of Ridgefield, Connecticut by these same British forces which had earlier attacked Danbury. He is buried in Danbury's Wooster Cemetery, and the private Wooster School in Danbury is named in his honor. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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... William Tryon (January 27, 1729 to 1788) was colonial governor of the Province of North Carolina (1765-1771) and the Province of New York (1771-1780, though he did not retain much power in the colony beyond 1777). ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... David Wooster (1710–1777) was an American military leader from Connecticut. ... This barn is the original schoolhouse, however, it no longer contains any classrooms. ...


In 1780, the first hat factory in Danbury was established by Zadoc Benedict, employing three workers and producing 18 hats a week. Danbury was known as "The Hat City" or the "Hatting Capital of the World" during the early 20th Century. 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1802, Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, a religious group, in which he used the expression "Separation of Church and State". It is the first known instance of the expression, which does not appear in the U.S. Constitution, contrary to popular belief. (This letter is on display at the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Danbury.) Thomas Jefferson (13 April 1743 N.S.–4 July 1826) was the third President of the United States (1801–09), the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of Republicanism in the United States. ... Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme...


The first Danbury Fair was held in 1821. By 1869, it became a yearly event and was held until 1981. After 1981, the fairgrounds were demolished to make room for the Danbury Fair Mall. The Danbury Fair was a yearly exhibition in Danbury, Connecticut. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... The Danbury Fair Mall is Connecticuts largest shopping mall and one of the largest malls in New England. ...

Danbury reservoir disaster, January 31, 1869
Danbury reservoir disaster, January 31, 1869

In 1835, the Connecticut Legislature granted a rail charter to the "Fairfield County Railroad," but after 15 years, no work had been completed and investment was slow. In 1850, the organization's vast plans were scaled back and it was renamed the "Danbury and Norwalk Railroad." Work moved quickly on the 23-mile (37 km) railroad line. In 1852, the first railroad line in Danbury opened, with two trains making the 75-minute trip to Norwalk. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... The Fairfield County Railroad was chartered May 1835. ... The Danbury and Norwalk Railroad was chartered May 1835 as the Fairfield County Railroad. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... ‹ The template below (Unit of length) is being considered for deletion. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1651 Consolidated 1913 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ...


The city of Danbury was incorporated April 19, 1889. April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Year 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1902, the American Federation of Labor union called for a nationwide boycott of a non-union hat manufacturer, Dietrich Loewe, in Danbury. The manufacturer sued the union under the Sherman Antitrust Act for unlawfully restraining trade. The Supreme Court held that the union was liable for damages in 1908. This case is also known as the Danbury Hatters case. The American Federation of Labor (AFL) was one of the first federations of labor unions in the United States. ... John Sherman The Sherman Antitrust Act (Sherman Act[1], July 2, 1890, ch. ...

"Scene of the Disaster at Danbury", January 31, 1869
"Scene of the Disaster at Danbury", January 31, 1869

A 60-acre (24 hectares) tract near the Danbury Fairgrounds known as Tucker's Field was purchased by local pilots in 1928, and leased to the town. This became an airport, which is now Danbury Municipal Airport (ICAO airport code: KDXR). Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... A hectare (symbol ha) is a unit of area, equal to 10 000 square metres, commonly used for measuring land area. ... Danbury Municipal Airport (IATA:DXR, ICAO:KDXR) is a small general aviation airport in Danbury, Connecticut. ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ...


Connecticut's largest lake, Candlewood Lake, was artificially created in 1929 where Wood Creek and the Rocky River meet near the Housatonic River. The lake is operated as a hydroelectric power facility by the Connecticut Light and Power Company. In June 2006, Connecticut Light and Power company sold the man-made lake for nine million dollars. Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... [1] Spring Ice Breakup Candlewood Lake, 8. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Housatonic River is a river, approximately 144 mi (230 km) long, in western Massachusetts and central Connecticut in the United States. ... Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ...


In the August 1988 issue of Money Magazine, Danbury topped the magazine's list of the best U.S. cities to live in, mostly due to low crime, good schools, and location. Cover of Money magazine Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...


In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Danbury, where I-84 enters Connecticut, was a popular place for out-of-staters to purchase Powerball tickets. Those who live west of the Hudson River now usually find Pennsylvania more convienient for Powerball. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... Powerball logo Powerball is an American lottery operated by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), a consortium of lottery commissions in 29 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. ...


Historic pictures

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 114.7 km² (44.3 mi²). 109.1 km² (42.1 mi²) of it is land and 5.7 km² (2.2 mi²) of it (4.94%) is water. Danbury is located at 41°45.23′N, 73°16.85′W. 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. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

Historical
population
of Danbury
[1]
1756 1,527
1790 3,031
1820 3,873
1850 5,964
1880 11,666
1910 23,502
1940 27,921
1970 50,781
1980 60,470
1990 65,585
2000 74,848
2004 78,263
(est.)[2]

As of July 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city’s total population at 78,736. This number does not include illegal aliens, which various estimates have put at between 10,000 and 20,000.[3] In 2005, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said the city actually numbers around near 90,000, due to recent immigration from Ecuador[4] and Brazil. An unofficial estimate is that there are 5,000 Ecuadorians (mostly from the Andes province of Azuay) and 15,000 Brazilians (mostly from the southeastern state of Minas Gerais). Danbury has the one of the largest concentration of immigrants from Brazil for a city of its size.[citation needed] 1756 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mayor of Danbury, Connecticut Born February 20, 1964 in Danbury, Mark D. Boughton graduated from Danbury High School in 1982 and went on to attend Central Connecticut State University where he received a Bachelor of Science and Education Degree in American History. ... Flag of Minas Gerais See other Brazilian States Capital Belo Horizonte Largest City Belo Horizonte Area 586,528. ...


As of the census² of 2000, there were 74,848 people, 27,183 households, and 17,886 families residing in the city. The population density was 686.3/km² (1,777.4/mi²). There were 28,519 housing units at an average density of 261.5/km² (677.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.0% White, 6.8% African American, 0.29% Native American, 5.5% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 7.6% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.8% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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. ...


There were 27,183 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.18. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


The population was distributed as follows: 21.7% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $53,664, and the median income for a family was $61,899. Males had a median income of $39,016 versus $31,319 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,500. About 5.9% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 8.3% 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[5]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 9,084 778 9,862 29.11%
  Republican 6,404 594 6,998 20.66%
  Unaffiliated 15,124 1,643 16,767 49.49%
  Minor Parties 226 27 253 0.75%
Total 30,838 3,042 33,880 100%

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Economy

  • ATMI Inc. (ATMI) -- headquarters 7 Commerce Drive; makes materials and materials packaging for semiconductor and flat panel manufacturers worldwide; 700 employees companywide; $281.8 million in 2005 revenues; CEO Doug Neugold
  • Cartus (a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation) -- headquarters, 40 Apple Ridge Road; Relocation; 1,800 employees (2,700 worldwide); CEO Kevin Kelleher
  • Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (ETH) -- headquarters, Ethan Allen Drive; designs, manufactures and distributes furniture, rugs, lamps, draperies and other decorative home accessories sold by a network of more than 300 Ethan Allen interior design centers in the United States and abroad; 6,400 employees companywide, 618 in Connecticut; $949 million in 2005 revenues; CEO Farooq Kathwari
  • Praxair Inc. (PX) -- headquarters, 39 Old Ridgebury Road; the Fortune 500 company makes and sells industrial gases used worldwide in the electronics, metal fabrication, health care and food processing industries, also makes metallic and ceramic powders and coatings; 27,000 employees companywide, 550 in Connecticut; $8.3 billion in 2006 revenues; CEO Steve Angel
  • Scholastic Library Publishing Inc. (a division of Scholastic Corporation) -- headquarters, 90 Sherman Turnpike; Scholastic Library publishes educational, children's and reference books, including the Encyclopedia Americana (the first encyclopedia published in the US), as well as Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre en Linea (the Spanish language encyclopedia) and Lands and Peoples. Imprints include Franklin Watts and Children's Press]. Its interactive unit produces games and interactive software, including Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia (the first encyclopedia in electronic form); Greg Worrell, division president

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Government

The chief executive officer of Danbury is the Mayor, who serves a two year term. The current mayor is Mark Boughton-R. The Mayor is the presiding officer of the Common Council, which consists of 21 members, two from each of the seven city wards, and seven at-large (Current councilmembers). The Common Council enacts ordinances and resolutions by a simple majority vote. If the Mayor does not approve the ordinance (similar to a veto), the Common Council may revote on it. If it then passes with a two-thirds majority, it becomes effective without the Mayor's approval. The current Common Council consists of 14 Republicans and 7 Democrats. Danbury also has four state representatives, Rep. Jason Bartlett D-2nd, Rep. Joe Taborsak D-109, Deputy Speaker of the House Bob Godfrey D-110, and Rep. Jan Gieglier R-138. There is one state senator who is David Cappiello R-24. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Danbury's 2003 to 2004 mill rate is 24.29. Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ...


Danbury is also home to an Army Reserve Special Operations unit, the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion. Special forces or special operations forces is a term used to describe relatively small military units raised and trained for reconnaissance, unconventional warfare and special operations. ... Civil Affairs (CA) is the official name for special operations units that conduct civil-military operations. ...


Education

Danbury is home to Western Connecticut State University. It is also home to Danbury High School, Henry Abbott Technical High School, and Immaculate High School. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Henry Abbott Technical High School is a vocational-technical high school in Danbury and is among three high schools within Danbury, which include Danbury High School, and Immaculate High School. ...


Media

  • The News-Times of Danbury, a daily newspaper owned by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
  • Tribuna Newspaper a biweekly, bilingual(Portuguese/English) publication.
  • WLAD-AM 800; 1,000 watts (daytime); 287 watts (nightime)
  • WDAQ-FM 98.3; 3,000 watts; owned by the Berkshire Broadcasting Corporation
  • WXCI-FM 91.7; 3,000 watts; College radio station owned by Western Connecticut State University and operated by past and present students. It receives funding from the Western Connecticut State University Student Government Association.

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Sites of interest

Hiking trails

  • Bear Mountain Reservation
  • The Old Quarry Nature Center has two short educational trails on 39 acres (15 hectares) off Mountainville Avenue.
  • Tarrywile Mansion and Park is one of Danbury's most popular parks. There are 28 miles of trails as well as several ponds located on the 800-acre (264 hectare) park. The historic Victorian mansion and gardens are a common location for weddings.
  • Other trails in the area can be found at berkshirehiking.com[6]

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Parks

  • Danbury Candlewood Park overlooks Candlewood Lake. Swimming, picnicking, and a boat launch are available in the 11.1 acre (45,000 m²) park.
  • Elmwood Park
  • Hatters Community Park
  • Kenosia Park
  • Richter Park
  • Rogers Park
  • Tarrywile Park

Museums

The Danbury Museum and Historical Society is a private museum located in Danbury, Connecticut, the purpose of which is to acquire, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the heritage of the greater Danbury area for the purpose of education, information, and research. ... The Danbury Railway Museum is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to operate a railway museum in Danbury, Connecticut to educate the public as to the history of railroading and the role of the railroads as part of our local and national heritage. ...

Other

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On the National Register of Historic Places

  • Ball and Roller Bearing Company - 20-22 Maple Ave. (added September 25, 1989)
  • Charles Ives House - 7 Mountainville Ave. (added May 26, 1976)
  • Hearthstone - 18 Brushy Hill Rd. (added 1987)
  • John Rider House - 43 Main St. (added December 23, 1977)
  • Locust Avenue School - Locust Ave. (added June 30, 1985)
  • Main Street Historic District (Danbury) - Boughton, Elm, Ives, Keeler, Main, West and White Sts. (added December 29, 1983)
  • Meeker's Hardware - 86-90 White St. (added July 9, 1983)
  • Octagon House - 21 Spring St. (added June 7, 1973)
  • P. Robinson Fur Cutting Company - Oil Mill Rd. (added December 30, 1982)
  • Tarrywile - Southern Blvd. & Mountain Rd. (added February 6, 1988)
  • Union Station - White St. and Patriot Dr. (added October 25, 1986)

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Sports

Club League Sport Venue Established Championships
New England Stars NEHL Hockey Danbury Ice Arena 2006 1

The United Hockey League (UHL) expanded to Danbury in 2004. The Danbury Trashers played their first season at the Danbury Ice Arena in October 2004. Among those on the roster included Brent Gretzky (brother of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky) and Scott Stirling (son of former New York Islanders coach Steve Stirling). Scott's older brother, Todd, coached the Trashers in the 2004-2005 season. The New England Stars are a NEHL team based in Danbury, Connecticut who started play at the end of 2006. ... The North Eastern Hockey League is a minor hockey league. ... The Danbury Ice Arena is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Danbury, Connecticut. ... The United Hockey League (UHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Danbury Trashers are a United Hockey League ice hockey team located in Danbury, Connecticut. ... The Danbury Ice Arena is a 3,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Danbury, Connecticut. ... Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ... Steve Stirling (Born: November 9, 1949 in Clarkson, Ontario, Canada-) is a Canadian head coach of the National Hockey League New York Islanders since the 2003-04 NHL Season. ...


On June 9, 2006 the owner of the Trashers, James Galante, was arrested as part of a federal investigation into illegal practices in the Connecticut garbage industry. Team executives were also charged with fraud as it was alleged the owner illegally subsidized players and violated the league salary cap. The club folded due to the ongoing investigation and lack of teams within close proximity to them. June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


As of 2006 a new team was created to occupy the ice arena, the New England Stars were formed to represent Danbury in the North Eastern Hockey League. The teams colors are red, black and gold. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The New England Stars are a NEHL team based in Danbury, Connecticut who started play at the end of 2006. ... The North Eastern Hockey League is a minor hockey league. ...


Danbury High School carries a strong athletic tradition. They are perennial powers in: wrestling, boys and girls track and field, boys cross country, baseball, basketball, and football. The wrestling, cross country, and track teams have all numerous state titles and New England championships. All three programs are considered to be nationally ranked annually. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Transportation

Danbury is the terminus of the Danbury branch line of the MTA Metro-North Railroad which begins in Norwalk. The line was first built by the Norwalk and Danbury Railroad which was later bought by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company. Danbury was an important junction between the Danbury Branch and Maybrook Line. The Maybrook line was the New Haven's main freight line which terminated in Maybrook, New York, where the New Haven exchanged traffic with other railroads. After the ill-fated Penn Central took over the New Haven, the Maybrook line was shut down when a fire on the New Haven bridge over the Hudson River made the line unusable. Many believe the fire was set by Penn Central to reroute that freight traffic over their Boston & Albany route to the north. Today, the historic station is part of the Danbury Railroad Museum. The Providence and Wooster Railroad, along with the Housatonic Railroad provide local rail freight service in Danbury. Marble Hill station Metro-North (officially MTA Metro-North Railroad) is a suburban commuter railroad running service from New York City to the northern suburbs in New York State and Connecticut. ... Motto: The Right Place, The Right Time Location in Fairfield County, Connecticut Coordinates: NECTA Bridgeport-Stamford Region South Western Region Incorporated 1651 Consolidated 1913 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Dick Moccia Area    - City 36. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark: NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ... This caboose along Route 208 in Maybrook commemorates the villages days as an important rail hub. ... The Penn Central Transportation Company, normally called Penn Central, was an American railroad company, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and formed by the merger on February 1, 1968 of the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad; the New Haven was added to the merger at the insistence of the... The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and, along its southern terminus, demarcates the border between the states of New York and... The Boston and Albany Railroad (AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York. ... The Housatonic Railroad (AAR reporting mark HRRC) is a Class III railroad operating in southwestern New England. ...


Local bus service is provided by Housatonic Area Regional Transit (HART). Housatonic Area Regional Transit, known popularly as HART, is the provider of public transportation for Danbury, Connecticut and surrounding communities. ...


The city is also the location of Danbury Municipal Airport (DXR). Danbury Municipal Airport (IATA:DXR, ICAO:KDXR) is a small general aviation airport in Danbury, Connecticut. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ...


Notable people

Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993),[1] was an American contralto, perhaps best remembered for her performance on Easter Sunday, 1939 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. // Anderson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her singles, Fast Car, Talkin Bout a Revolution, Baby Can I Hold You and Give Me One Reason. She is a multi-platinum and multi-Grammy Award-winning artist. ... Frank Conniff (April 24, 1914 – May 25, 1971) was an American journalist and editor who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1956. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1956. ... This photo from around 1913 shows Ives in his day job. He was the director of a successful insurance agency. ... Laura Nyro (born Laura Nigro) (October 18, 1947 – April 8, 1997) was an American songwriter and singer, one of the most influential musicians to emerge in the 1960s. ... Neil Leon Rudenstine (born January 21, 1935) is an U.S. educator, literary scholar, and administrator. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... Ian K. Smith, M.D. (b. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... At the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, August 2005 Michael Whelan (born June 29, 1950) is a multiple award winning American artist specializing in science fiction and fantasy illustration. ... Rose Wilder Lane Rose Wilder Lane (December 5, 1886, De Smet, Dakota Territory – October 30, 1968, Danbury, Connecticut) was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, and political theorist. ... Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) was an American author. ... Jerry Nadeau in the 2000 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, courtesy U.S. Coast Guard. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ... Peter Buck is a nuclear physicist and co-founder of the Subway restaurant chain. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Julius Baker (September 23, 1915 - August 8, 2003) was one of the foremost American orchestral flute players. ... John Hubbard Tweedy (November 9, 1814–November 12, 1891) was a delegate to the United States Congress from Wisconsin Territory from 1847-1848. ... Samuel Tweedy (March 8, 1776 - July 1, 1868) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. ... Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Zalmon Wildman (February 16, 1775 - December 10, 1835) was a United States Representative from Connecticut. ... Year 1775 (MDCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... | Come and take it, slogan of the Texas Revolution 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

References

  1. ^ a b Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Connecticut (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 21, 2006). Retrieved on November 17, 2006.
  2. ^ Danbury's low-security women prison, by Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Facilities, Retrieved November 17, 2006
  3. ^ Doing Business in Danbury: Construction industry faring well on public school campuses, an article by Bob Chuvala, Fairfield County Business Journal, August 21, 2006
  4. ^ Ecuadorian immigrants in Danbury, by HatCity BLOG, Retrieved November 17, 2006
  5. ^ Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005 (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved on 2006-10-02.
  6. ^ Hiking trail in Danbury, Berkshire hiking, Berkshire hiking, retrieved November 17, 2006
  7. ^ 2006 Book of Business Lists, Facts and People, published by Westfair Communications Inc. of White Plains, N.Y., in conjunction with its Fairfield County Business Journal, page 57
  8. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

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See also

Greater Danbury, also known as the Housatonic Valley Region, is a region in the state of Connecticut centered on the city of Danbury. ...

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