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One of the state's largest cities, with open country landscapes as well as friendly neighborhoods lined with sidewalks.

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Bristol has more than 14 parks and  offers 700 acres of beautiful parks, a high rated education system, and an aggressive promotion of economic development. The community consists of arts, a wide range of sporting activities, and preserving the city's rich history of architecture, revolutionary clock making, and general manufacturing.

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Facts about Bristol

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1785.

Named from: 

  • Named from Bristol, England, formally New Cambridge.

County:

  • Hartford.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Gary Burghoff, the actor who played the character Corporal Walter "Radar" O'Reilly in both the film and television series M*A*S*H.
  • Bob Crane (1928-1978), the actor who played the title role in the television series Hogan's Heroes.
  • Michelle Guerette, Olympic athlete.
  • Scott Perkins, American composer.
  • Mike Reiss, longtime writer for The Simpsons.
  • Adrian Wojnarowski, New York Times best-selling author and NBA columnist.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Lake Compounce
  • New England Carousel Museum
  • Imagine Nation Musuem
  • American Clock & Watch Museum
  • Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • Car Show, June
  • Chrysanthemum Festival, late September

Quality of the town/city:

  • City offers 700 acres of beautiful parks, a high rated education system, and an aggressive promotion of economic development. The community consists of arts, a wide range of sporting activities, and preserving the city's rich history of architecture, revolutionary clock making, and general manufacturing.

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