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17th Century East Haven

From the first settler to the acquisition of land in Foxon.

In the beginning ...

1644: East Haven's first settler, Thomas Gregson, later lost at sea.

1644: First bridge built in East Haven was over the Stoney River on the road to Totoket Mountain.

1658: First ironworks in Connecticut near Lake Saltonstall.

1680: East Haven became a village.

1682: Dispute over Branford Hill settled by the General Assembly; East Haven got the half-mile in Foxon.

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