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Colt / Hartford timeline
For HIST 3991, Spring 2018
9 months ago
Colt Factory complex built
Fire destroys most of East Armory
West Armory built
Colt Factory rebuilt
Colt's Manufacturing Co. leaves Hartford; building vacated
Samuel Colt dies
Samuel Colt born
Texas Rangers order 1,000 firearms
Colt travels to England for 1st patent
US patent received
Samuel Colt marries Elizabeth Jarvis
First Colt factory built in Hartford
Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, England
Church of the Good Shepherd built
Colt's Manufacturing strike begins
Colt's Manufacturing strike ends
Colt's Manufacturing sold to Armstrong & Schirmer
Flood of 1936
Elizabeth Colt dies
Coltsville Heritage Park (#3) takes ownership of Colt Armory from Water + Way Properties (#2)
? Water + Way Properties (#2 owner) acquires Colt Armory buildings from Colt Manufacturing (#1 owner)
Homes for America Holdings, Inc (#4 owner) takes ownership of Colt Armory from Coltsville Heritage Park (#3)
Urban Smart Growth (#5 owner) takes ownership from Homes for America Holdings, Inc. (#4)
CG Management Co. (owner #6) takes ownership from Urban Smart Growth (#5)
"Rampant Colt" gilded statue on blue dome removed and sold to art dealer
CT State Library & Museum Foundation created to buy Rampant Colt
Rampant Colt displayed at CT State Library for 1 yr
Rampant Colt purchased from art dealer after 2yr fundraising
Hosley and John Boyer of Twain House suggest idea of Colt Armory as National Park to anchor "heritage trail" through Hartford. Rep. John Larson says congressional delegation need clear commitment from city.
David Kahn of CT Historical Society credited w/ national park suggestion, per Hartford Courant story.
"Make Coltsville A National Park" editorial in Hartford Courant exhorting action from Sen. Lieberman, Sen. Dodd, and Rep. Larson
"A bill to study Coltsville's suitabilty as a national park was approved by the U.S. Senate in November but failed to get through the House last session."
"Coltsville Study Act" approved by both Senate and House of Representatives.
National Park Service recommendation to make Coltsville a national landmark rejected after receipt of letter from James Griffin, despite fraudulent elements and misrepresentations.
Coltsville national landmark application to be reconsidered in spring
Coltsville is recommended for national landmark status by National Park Service.
William O'Neill governor
Lowell Weicker Jr governor
John Rowland governor
Jodi Rell governor
Dannel Malloy governor
Thirman Milner mayor of Hartford
Carrie Saxon Perry mayor of Hartford
Michael Peters mayor of Hartford
Eddie Perez mayor of Hartford
Pedro Segarra mayor of Hartford
Luke Bronin mayor of Hartford
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