11 Rare Photos From Connecticut That Will Take You Straight To The Past
Sitting down and looking through scrapbooks is always a blast from the past. Take a look at these nostalgic photos from around Connecticut that are sure to stir up some old memories.
1. The Wildcat was once one of the most thrilling rides at Lake Compounce back in the 1920s. Now a wooden coaster and other thrill rides are more popular attractions.
2. The Budweiser Horses were one of the favorite shows of the Danbury Fair back in the 1970s.
3. Who remembers when you had to pay tolls on the Merritt Parkway? 35 cents wasn't too much back in the 1980s.
4. In 1849, the view of Long Wharf and the Harbor was significantly different than it is today more than 150 years later.
5. The businesses on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford were pretty different back in 1963. Do you recognize any of these places?
6. This photo shows circus goers fleeing the big top during the horrible and devastating circus fire during 1944 in Hartford.
7. Cash only to fuel up at this New Milford gas station from the 1950s.
8. Getting from one place to the other in the 1900s sometimes required a trolley ride.
9. Spectators wore all kinds of funky fashions to the 1975 Columbus Day Parade. Did you ever have a pair of plaid pants like that?
10. Do classrooms even have chalkboards anymore? They did in 1942 at Yale University.
11. Have you ever stayed at a HoJo? This Howard Johnsons was located in East Lyme in the 1970s.
Did these nostalgic photos bring up any special memories for you? Feel free to share them in the comments section below and you have photos from the past, share those too. If you love browsing old pictures and taking a trip down memory lane, check out these
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