The Historical Society appointed a committee to survey all establishments in the city and determine if any qualified to be designated as historic sites. The committee picked 14 sites to be classified as a Bridgeport Historic Sites. The sites are briefly described herein.
The origins of the City of Bridgeport can be traced back to a stagecoach route that passed through the city. In the late 1850’s, John Butterfield was awarded a contract by the government to provide mail services between St. Louis, Missouri and San Francisco, California. Mr. Butterfield’s service, which was