8 Main Street Danbury Facts So Unbelievable That They Have to Be True
Danbury is a Fairfield County, Connecticut city. It's located in Western,CT and rests on the New York State line.
Danbury is home to roughly 88,000 people of many different backgrounds. Each year, the city ranks near the top of the most diverse in the country. This is my home and I love it to pieces. This is a place where you get a small taste of the city life with a huge chunk of country. A place where you can eat Dominican food on Monday, German food on Tuesday, try Vietnamese dishes on Wednesday.
Danbury is also a place of rich and exciting history. However, when the history of Danbury is discussed, it's usually boils down to one thing, hats. Danbury is called "The Hat City" because we were the biggest producer of hats in the whole world at one time. While I respect this truth, it's typically all we get credit for. Danbury is so much more than hats, Danbury has many stories to tell and many of them happened in the same place, Main Street.
8 Main Street Danbury Facts So Unbelievable, They Have to be True
P.S. Research materials were gathered from a variety of sources none more valuable than Mike Allen. Mike is a former News Director for I-95, the featured guest for I-95's The Place You Live and the current host of Amazing Tales on and Off Connecticut's Beaten Path. Other sources include Brigid Guertin, "Images of America: Danbury" written by the Danbury Museum & Historical Society, the Historical Marker Database, Find a Grave website, and John Arizzi.
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