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The Newtown Bee Archive

  • Newtown, Connecticut
  • 18771909

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Newtown, Connecticut town historian Daniel Cruson placed the birth of the Newtown Bee in 1870 within New England's post-Civil War florescence of small rural weeklies. It was one of more than 360 distinct weekly titles published in Connecticut between 1865 and 1900. The Newtown Bee was special in that this weekly once devoted to agriculture reinvented itself to serve a town that over time became a center for the production of rubber belting products, a resort linked by rail to the Connecticut shoreline, and, finally, in the last half of the 20th century, a suburban retreat.

Archive Info

  • 10,658
  • Newtown, Connecticut
  • 18771909

Source Information

The Newtown Bee, 1877–1909 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 26, 2022

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Mary E. Middlebrook Obituary

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Archive Info

  • 10,658
  • Newtown, Connecticut
  • 18771909

Source Information

The Newtown Bee, 1877–1909 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: August 26, 2022