Middletown, Connecticut

Home of Governor Frank Weeks, decorated for "Wesleyan Taft Day", 1909
Main Street, looking north from City Hall, about 1912
Looking South on Broad Street from Washington Street, 1910 postcard
Higby Mountain
Arrigoni Building (former Arrigoni Hotel, now low-income housing) and others in Middletown's North End
Oddfellows Playhouse

City located in Middlesex County, Connecticut, along the Connecticut River, in the central part of the state, 16 mi south of Hartford.

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Norwich University

Private military academy in Northfield, Vermont.

Norwich University campus in Northfield
Sabine Field

In 1825 the academy moved to Middletown, Connecticut, to provide better naval training to the school's growing Corps of Cadets.

Wesleyan University

The Samuel Wadsworth Russell House, home to the Philosophy department. The building was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001 and is considered one of the finest examples of domestic Greek Revival architecture.
The rear of College Row: From left to right: North College, South College, Memorial Chapel, Patricelli '92 Theater (not pictured: Judd Hall)
The view from Foss Hill: From left to right: Judd Hall, Harriman Hall (which houses the Public Affairs Center), and Olin Memorial Library
Clark Hall, a freshman dormitory built in 1916 and renovated in 2002
The front side of Allbritton Center, the building on Wesleyan's campus which houses the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Wesleyan Media Project, as well as the student–run cafe Espwesso.
The Butterfield Colleges
'92 Theater
The front facade of Olin Memorial Library.
Alsop House
Memorial Chapel, a multi-denominational space built in 1871.
Wesleyan Cardinals logo
Wesleyan Natatorium
Original Mystical Seven
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and actor known for Hamilton and In The Heights
David Josiah Brewer, former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots, winner of six Super Bowls as a head coach
Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator from Colorado and former presidential candidate
Max Rose, former special assistant to the United States Secretary of Defense for COVID-19 and former U.S. Congressman
Herb Kelleher, co-founder and CEO of Southwest Airlines
Michael Bay, director known for Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, and the Transformers series
Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, director of The Avengers and co-writer of Toy Story
D. B. Weiss, co-creator and showrunner of Game of Thrones
Peter Shumlin, former Governor of Vermont
Lael Brainard, member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Jed Hoyer, president of baseball operations of the Chicago Cubs and former general manager of the San Diego Padres
Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men and The Romanoffs, executive producer of The Sopranos
John Hickenlooper, U.S. Senator from Colorado, former Governor of Colorado and former presidential candidate
Clark Gregg, actor known for roles in Iron Man, The Avengers and Captain Marvel
Amanda Palmer, singer-songwriter, frontwoman of The Dresden Dolls
Stephen Talbot, TV documentary producer known for Frontline
Willie Garson, actor known for roles in Sex and the City and Hawaii Five-0
Bill Rodgers, Olympic runner known for formerly holding the record in the marathon and for four victories in both the Boston Marathon and New York Marathon
Beanie Feldstein, actress known for roles in Lady Bird, Booksmart and Hello Dolly!
Scott Gottlieb, physician who served as the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Dana Delany, actress known for roles in China Beach and Desperate Housewives
Bradley Whitford, actor known for his role in the political drama The West Wing
Kenneth Lonergan, film director and screenwriter known for Gangs of New York, You Can Count on Me, Margaret, and Manchester by the Sea
Akiva Goldsman, Academy Award-winning screenwriter known for A Beautiful Mind, Batman & Robin, I Am Legend, and The Da Vinci Code
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John Perry Barlow, poet and essayist
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Ward Farnsworth, Dean of the University of Texas School of Law

Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts university in Middletown, Connecticut.

Norwich, Vermont

Town in Windsor County, in the U.S. state of Vermont.

Alden Partridge, c. 1817
Norwich pastureland in late October
Norwich in winter. Left to right are: bandstand, Tracy Hall (town hall), Norwich Congregational Church, private residences, and the Marion Cross (elementary) School. In the foreground is a seasonal skating area.
Norwich's general store (left) and inn (right)

He moved that school back to Middletown, Connecticut, in 1825, but returned in 1835 with a charter from the U.S. Congress to found another military academy, which remained in Norwich until 1866, when it burned to the ground.

Connecticut River

Longest river in the New England region of the United States, flowing roughly southward for 406 mi through four states.

View of Springfield on the Connecticut River by Alvan Fisher (Brooklyn Museum)
View of the City of Hartford, Connecticut by William Havell
View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow (1836) by Thomas Cole
The Memorial Bridge across the Connecticut River at Springfield, Massachusetts, the river's largest city
The Windsor Locks Canal Company at Enfield Falls, the Connecticut River's first major barrier to navigation
The Oxbow, Connecticut River, circa 1910
Downtown Hartford, Connecticut, during the 1936 flood
The Connecticut Lakes, the source of the Connecticut River, near the border of New Hampshire and Quebec
Great Falls (Bellows Falls) at high flow under the Vilas Bridge, taken from the end of Bridge St on the Vermont side, looking upriver
Satellite image of the Connecticut River depositing silt into Long Island Sound
Drift boat fishing guide working the river near Colebrook, New Hampshire
Harbor seal in the Connecticut River, below the Holyoke Dam, following the shad run
Riverbank restoration project in Fairlee, Vermont
Near First Connecticut Lake
Near Colebrook, New Hampshire
Looking north from the French King Bridge at the Erving-Gill town line in western Massachusetts
Mist upstream of the Bissell Bridge between Windsor and South Windsor, CT
Founders Bridge in Hartford, with a view of the Bulkeley Bridge upstream
The river near its mouth

The Pequots dominated a territory in the southern region of the Connecticut River valley, stretching roughly from the river's mouth at Old Saybrook, Connecticut north to just below the Big Bend at Middletown.

Hartford County, Connecticut

County located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut.

A highway sign designating the border between Nicholas and Greenbrier counties in West Virginia along a secondary road

Hartford County is included in the Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown metropolitan statistical area.

Middlesex County, Connecticut

County in the south central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut.

Map of Middlesex County, Connecticut showing cities, boroughs, towns, and CDPs

Middlesex County is included in the Hartford-East Hartford-Middletown metropolitan statistical area known as Greater Hartford.

Thomas Macdonough

Early-19th-century Irish-American naval officer noted for his roles in the first Barbary War and the War of 1812.

Captain Thomas Macdonough, USN
"The Hero of Lake Champlain" (Gilbert Stuart)
Thomas Macdonough Engraving by John Wesley Jarvis
Macdonough's Saratoga (left) and Eagle (right) engaging Confiance.
USS Constitution, painted 1934
The first USS Macdonough, 1900

He was employed in Middletown as a clerk upon the return of his brother James, who lost a leg in a naval battle with a French vessel in 1799 during the Quasi-War with France.


Region and settlement once occupied by Algonquian language-speaking Native Americans called the Wangunk, along the Connecticut River.

The word 'woman' in the different Algonquian languages

The Mattabesset River reaches the Connecticut River near Middletown, Connecticut.

Pratt & Whitney

American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations.

TF33s of a C-141 Starlifter leave contrails over Antarctica
F-22 showing F119 (PW5000) engines in afterburner

Pratt & Whitney is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut and also has plants in Londonderry, New Hampshire; Springdale, Arkansas; Columbus, Georgia; Middletown, Connecticut; Middletown, Pennsylvania; Dallas, Texas; Palm Beach County, Florida; North Berwick, Maine; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; and Bridgeport, West Virginia.

Dean Acheson

American statesman and lawyer.

Acheson sworn into office as Secretary of State, by Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson, (January 21, 1949)
Acheson (fifth from right) as Secretary of State, with the meeting of Truman cabinet, (August 25, 1950)
The gravesite of Dean Acheson in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Dean Gooderham Acheson was born in Middletown, Connecticut, on April 11, 1893.