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Bridgeport

Bridgeport

Bridgeport is the most populous city in the state of Connecticut and is also a port city located on the Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Pequannock River. It was originally a part of the township of Stratford. The first recorded settlement was made here in 1659 which makes it a pretty historical town.

The city has a strategic geographical location as it is situated around an excellent harbor. This encouraged the early settlers to shift their occupations from agriculture to mercantile followed by manufacturing industry. With the opening of the railroads in 1840, it shifted from being a whaling town to an industrially developed city. The city was chartered in 1836. The city of Bridgeport has very warm and humid summers and cold, snowy winters.

Bridgeport was home to the Frisbee Pie Company and therefore it is argued that it is the birthplace of the Frisbee. The first Subway Restaurant was also started in the North End section of the city in 1965.

There are a number of sites in the city which are listed in the National Register of Historical Places. These include Berkshire No.7, Barnum Museum, Beardsley Park, Bridgeport City Hall, Hotel Barnum, Fairfield County Jail etc.

There are numerous museums that include the science-oriented, fine arts and also the historical sites as well as the state's largest zoo.