Elmwood park dating
Restructuring of heavy industry starting after the mid-20th century caused the loss of thousands of jobs and residents.Like other urban centers in Connecticut, Bridgeport suffered during the deindustrialization of the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.It is retained in the Town of Trumbull.) Bridgeport's early years were marked by residents' reliance on fishing and farming.
Manufacturing was the mainstay of the local economy until the 1970s. Barnum built four houses in Bridgeport, and housed his circus in town during winter.Now a major junction for western Connecticut, the city rapidly industrialized.Following the Civil War, it held several iron foundries and factories manufacturing firearms, metallic cartridges, horse harnesses, locks, and blinds.From 1870 to 1910, Bridgeport became the major industrial center of Connecticut and its population rose from around 25,000 to over 100,000, including thousands of Irish, Slovaks, Hungarians, Germans, English, and Italian immigrants.and became the headquarters of Remington Arms following its 1912 merger with the Union Metallic Cartridge Co.