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Articles & Images

Got an original article or photograph that would shed light on the history of Hartford? Please send it along. If it's posted, you'll receive full credit.

Postcards from Hartford: A collection of approximately two dozen vintage postcards depicting the city.

The Founding of Hartford: Answers to some frequently asked questions.

What is the Charter Oak? Though never fully proven as fact, the "Charter Oak incident" remains one of the most exciting stories in Hartford and Connecticut history.

How Did Adriaen's Landing Get Its Name? Adriaen's Landing is a development site along the Connecticut River in downtown Hartford.

Hartford Mayors: A chart listing all the mayors of Hartford from 1774 to 2010, including their years of service and party affiliation.

How Hartford Became the Insurance City: As with so much about Hartford, the story begins at the Connecticut River.

The Hartford Circus Fire: The worst disaster in Hartford history occurred on July 6, 1944, during a performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in the city's north end.

A Historic Cemetery Wins New Friends, a New York Times article on the Friends of the Old South Burying Ground, a neighborhood group formed to protect an 18th-century cemetery in the South End. Published Nov. 26, 2000.

Scape Artist, a New York Times review of a biography on Frederick Law Olmsted, the Hartford native who co-designed New York City's Central Park and was among the first to call himself a landscape architect.

'Local Actress Weds H. DeF. Bogart, Actor,' an article about Humphrey Bogart getting married in Hartford in 1928. Written by Kevin Flood, published in the Journal Inquirer newspaper of Manchester on April 3, 1999.

'Structures and Styles' of Hartford Architecture, an article on a book that guides readers on neighborhood-by-neighborhood “walking tours” of Hartford architecture. Written by Kevin Flood, published in the Journal Inquirer on April 14, 1989.