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Bridgeport, CT

Bridgeport, Connecticut, circa 1857, detail, zoomable image
Bridgeport, Ct. City and town, Fairfield co. 75 miles S. S. W. from Hartford; 17 miles S. W. from New Haven, and 62 miles N. E. from the city of New York. It is on the W. side of an arm of Long Island Sound, into which the Pequanock River enters... It is chiefly built on a plain, elevated a few feet above high-water mark, and is handsomely laid out and neatly built. There is a terrace of about 50 feet ascent at the N. side of the city, above which there is a surface of about half a mile square, on which are a number of beautiful private mansions, delightfully situated for the prospect of the city and of the Sound, which lie spread out before them. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

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