• East Granby Historical Marker

    Aug 26 2016  Location 41° 56.536′ N 72° 43.788′ W Marker is in East Granby Connecticut in Hartford County Marker is at the intersection of Center Street and Memorial Drive on the left when traveling south on Center Street Located next to East Granby Town Hall Touch for map.

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    Form 10 300 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

    Authorized by town meeting in 1705 the Copper Hill Mines variously called the Granby Copper Mines and the Simsbury Mines were char­ tered in 1707 and worked until about 1745 This is believed to be the first operating copper mine in the British North American colonies In 1773 the mine was purchased by the Colony of Connecti­

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  • A history of the copper mines and Newgate Prison at

    Get this from a library A history of the copper mines and Newgate Prison at Granby Conn also of the captivity of Daniel Hayes of Granby by the Indians in 1707 Noah Amherst Phelps YA Pamphlet Collection Library of Congress

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  • Honor Roll Town of East Granby Connecticut South Main

    May 17 2017  East Granby was first settled by Europeans in 1664 It was incorporated in 1858 The first copper mine in America was located in East Granby and it later became Old Newgate Prison a Revolutionary War jail and the first state prison in the U.S in 1790.

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  • GC14EX8 Old Newgate Mine Earthcache in Connecticut

    Old Newgate Mine Quick description In the early eighteenth century the need for metal resources by the colonists lead to the opening of several copper prospects in the Connecticut River Valley Copper was first discovered in the Newgate area in 1705 Several attempts were organized to exploit the deposit but none proved especially profitable.

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  • Newgate prison CT First state prison and copper mine in

    Old Newgate Prison Old Newgate Prison is a former prison and mine site on Newgate Road in East Granby Connecticut It is now operated by the state of Connecticut as the Old New Gate Prison Copper Mine Archaeological Preserve Previously closed for restoration since 2009 it

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    CT DAS Construction Services Office of Legal Affairs

    CT DAS6030 Rev 02.01.18 6000 Bid Phase Forms CT DAS l Construction Services l Office of Legal Affairs Policy and Procurement Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine Museum Roof s Replacement and Exterior Renovations 115 NewgateRoad East Granby CT BI RR 30 Original Bid Due Date / Time June 27 2018 1 00 PM

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  • Hauntings Page 3 Damned Connecticut

    One of the most picturesque lighthouses along the Connecticut coast is the distinctive New London Ledge Lighthouse It also is allegedly home to one of the most distinctive ghosts in the area a spirit of former keeper now known as Ernie Old New Gate Prison Copper Mine East Granby by Ray Bendici August 16 2009 by Ray Bendici

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  • 15 Best Things to Do in Granby CT

    A town in beautiful countryside on the Massachusetts Granby is on the sundown side of the Connecticut River Valley Although Granby can feel far from the big city Hartford is just over 13 miles to the south and a comfortable drive via Route 202 Posted by Old New Gate Prison Copper Mine on Tuesday 14 July 2020.

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  • East Granby CT Real Estate Open Houses

    Sep 06 2021  East Granby is home to home to one of the state’s most popular state parks Old New Gate Prison and Copper Mine The copper mine is the oldest in America Single Family Condominium Lot/Land/Farm Demographics Schools

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  • Thomas Holcombe of Connecticut

    Irving Holcombe was born on 9 September 1856 at Granby Hartford Co CT 1 He was the son of Alson Holcombe and Candace Almina Holcombe Irving Holcombe died on 18 February 1934 at Noble Hospital Westfield Hampden Co MA at age 77 2 He was buried at West Granby Cemetery Granby Hartford Co CT 2 Irving was a naturalist a specialist in botany and gathered in his home garden wild

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  • East Granby Historic Buildings of Connecticut

    Viets’ Tavern is an eighteenth century building which was much added to over the years.It is located just across the street from Old Newgate Prison in East Granby and served as an inn and tavern According to Francis Hubbard Viets in A Genealogy of the Viets Family 1902 Captain John Viets 1712 1777 worked for a time with his brother Henry in the Simsbury copper mines at Newgate.

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  • Town of East Granby

    Town of East Granby August 24 at 7 42 AM LIDDY DOYLE IS THE 2021 2022 EAST GRANBY TEACHER OF THE YEAR First Selectman Jim Hayden congratulated East Granby Teacher of the Year Liddy Doyle this morning at the opening day ceremony for teachers and staff.

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  • First Copper Mine Federal/State Prison in US

    Old Newgate Prison Copper Mine East Granby If you’re reading this sentence and are at all interested in Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine you should just go to the page I wrote about our visit to it.Because what you’re reading now is a very truncated version of that.

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  • Frightening Friday

    Apr 17 2015  In East Granby Connecticut Old Newgate Prison was originally founded as a copper mine in the early 1700 s In 1773 it was converted into a prison to house Tories and Loyalists during the Revolutionary War and was later utilized for Confederate prisoners during the Civil War.

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  • The Old Newgate Prison in Connecticut

    If you travel from Colebrook to Bradley Field along CT Route 20 shortly before coming to East Granby there is an intersection and if you are attentive a sign pointing to the left indicates that Old Newgate Prison lies somewhere beyond the bend and past the all obscuring trees. Today this museum belongs to the State of Connecticut but this is a relatively recent phenomenon as I well

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    Jul 02 2021  The Copper Mountain mine the Company’s flagship asset is located in southern British Columbia and produces approximately 100 million pounds of copper equivalent per year With a mill expansion and integration of New Ingerbelle the Copper Mountain Mine is expected to produce 139 million pounds of copper equivalent per year at C1 cash costs

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  • Christopher RILEY Obituary 2010

    Oct 31 2010  Granby CT Share Send Flowers In 1980 Chris found his lifetime passion working at Old New Gate Prison and Copper Mine serving for 23 years until his retirement in 2003 Chris reveled in

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  • CONNECTICUT S OLD NEW GATE GRANBY S COPPER MINE

    CONNECTICUT S OLD NEW GATE GRANBY S COPPER MINE TURNED INTO A REVOLUTIONARY PRISON Seventy Feet Under Ground Political Prisoners Were Kept Daring the War of Independence Tales of Penalties

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  • Copper Hill Cemetery East Granby CT

    Copper Hill Cemetery East Granby CT Brown Mary Ad 10 May 1902 age 86 Case Carlton Hb 25 Oct 1864 d 1 Oct 1931 Case Melvin Pson of H Caroline B d 29 Jul 1861 age 9 yrs Case Orrie B Holcombwife of Carlton H b nov 1872 d 31 Oct 1906 Case Ray 21 Mr 1895 d 30 Sep 1909 Clark Henry W.

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  • New Haven Ct Wheelchair Van Rental Location

    East Granby CT is a rural community located 16 miles north of Hartford CT Many wheelchair accessible museums and restaurants can be found in Hartford While spending time in East Granby visitors can take a look at the Old Newgate Prison Museum This is a historic site and was originally a copper mine which is believed to be the first copper

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  • Connecticut Facts 48 Interesting Facts About Connecticut

    Jul 11 2021  The Old New Gate Prison Copper Mine 1773 in East Granby Connecticut is the oldest surviving state prison in the nation However in 1827 the prison was abandoned During its more than 50 years as a penitentiary well over 800 prisoners had served time there including four women 29 Connecticut on the map

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    Sep 20 2021  In 1728 Dr Higley purchased property on a hill near Granby that contained copper ore Following his purchase he operated a small but thriving mining business that extracted exceptionally rich

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  • National Park Service

    NEWGATE PRISON AND GRANBY COPPER MINES Connecticut Location East Granby Hartford County Old New Gate Prison and Copper Mine The mines on Copper Hill at East Granby often called the Simsbury mines were reportedly the first copper mines developed in British America The first company to work the mines was established in 1707.

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  • Episode 195 Old Newgate Prison Copper Mine

    Jul 17 2018  Episode Summary Morgan Bengel a Museum Assistant at the Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine Connecticut State Historic Site offers us a look at both the history of early American mining and the history of early American prisons by taking us on a tour of the Old Newgate Prison and Copper Mine in East Granby Connecticut.

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  • Mine Tours by State

    To schedule a mine tour please call Delaware Copper Mine Tours Website delawarecopperminetours Directions Take U.S 41 12 miles south of Copper Harbor Contact 906 289 4688 Notes Self guided tours Iron Mountain Iron Mine Website ironmountainironmine Contact 906 563 8077 Off season call 906 774 7914 Quincy Mine

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  • Daytrippers Old Newgate Prison in East Granby

    Jul 27 2018  EAST GRANBY It is a Daytripper that is perhaps more than a decade in the making After almost 10 years the Old Newgate Prison and Copper

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  • East Granby CT History from Memorial History of Hartford

    The celebrated Simsbury copper mine where afterward was located for fifty four years the Connecticut State prison called Newgate was first known to the inhabitants of Simsbury in 1705 Two years later there was an association of such proprietors of the town as chose to subscribe to articles of agreement for the purpose of opening and

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  • A history of the copper mines and Newgate Prison at

    A history of the copper mines and Newgate Prison at Granby Conn Also of the captivity of Daniel Hayes of Granby by the Indians in 1707 by Phelps Noah A Noah Amherst 1788 1872 Publication date 1845 Topics

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  • Are there any mining jobs in Connecticut Connecticut

    There are a ton of quarries mostly owned by O G or Tilcon We have little precious metals here There have been a few historical mines copper in Bristol Granby but i don t think anything was worth the investment to continue to the present day.

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  • Property of the Week Copperbrook Granby

    Mar 07 2019  Copper Brook is a throwback to the early 1700s when Higley began mining copper on his own property in Granby during the onset of copper mining and iron making in town.

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  • COPPER COPPER ORE in New England Historic Information

    Copper Mining in New England New England has never been a major mining region but in America s early days small mines and quarries often successfully supplied local needs for many years and at the same time generated considerable wealth in local areas Historic descriptions of New England copper deposits and copper mines may be found in the

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  • Hartford County CT mining mines mine owners and mine

    Mines in Hartford County CT F And F Concrete Corp Quarry No Di 009 C And D Sand And Gravel Vito Spinelli And Pezzana M.

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  • #CTBucketlist Old Newgate Prison in East Granby

    May 10 2019  Part of the history is in the copper mine There are so many stories of prisoners trying to escape and not making it out like this one Abel Starkey was trying to climb out of the well on a rope

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  • COMMUNITY

    HISTORY OF THE COPPER BROOK NAME Higley began mining copper on his own Granby property in 1733 Since Colonial times Higley has been associated with the Connecticut copper tokens first produced in 1737 making him the first minter of copper coins in the English America This is the inspiration behind our community name called Copper Brook.

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  • Peak Mountain

    Peak Mountain also called Copper Mountain est 730 feet 220 m is a traprock mountain located in East Granby Connecticut 6 miles 10 km south of the Massachusetts border and 6 miles west of the Connecticut River.It is part of the narrow linear Metacomet Ridge that extends from Long Island Sound near New Haven Connecticut north through the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts to

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