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  1. Coltsville Special Resource Study 
  2. Senate Report 107-256 Coltsville Study Act of 2002 
  3. H. Rept. 108-811 - Report on Legislative and Oversight Activities of the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives. Congressional Reports. Committee on Resources. Monday, January 3, 2005.
  4. History, Jurisdiction, and a Summary of Activities of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources During the 108th Congress. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources United States Senate. 2005
  5. 39 WCPD 1323- Acts Approved by the President. 2003
  6. Notices : Special Resource Study and Environmental Impact Statement, Coltsville, Hartford, CT" Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 101 (Wednesday, May 26, 2010 ) P. 29583
  7. Congressional Record--Senate April 29, 2010. p. S2808
  8. Chapter 2 "Resources and Historical Overview." Coltsville Special Resource Study
  9. "Coltsville Clears Hurdle." Hartford Courant, Jul 24, 2008, (accessed June 8, 2011).
  10. Historic Hartford. The American City/The Industrial Age. Urban Heritage National Park Development Proposal. [n. d.]
  11. Connecticut State Library. Research Guide to Materials About Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company
  12. Connecticut State Library. RG 103 Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company Inventory of Records. Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library Staff, 2007.
  13. 17 AMADON & Associates, Inc. Business Plan. Hartford, Connecticut. Coltsville Heritage Park. March 23, 1998. Hartford, CT: 1998
  14. Editorial. "Time to Tell 'The Story Of Us'", The Hartford Courant, September 14, 2003, C2.
  15.  Colt Gateway. A Homes for America Holdings Community 10 pages of design ideas with "before and after" images (not all "after" proposals included and many "before" images left out). Some "before" images dated 2003. www.coltgateway.com
  16. Kim, Tai Soo. "Opportunity Knocks at Colt." The Hartford Courant. ctnow.com. Access 17 March 2003.
  17. Editorial. "A Timely Save At Coltsville." The Hartford Courant. February 27, 2002. p. A10.
  18. Puleo, Tom, "Longshot for Coltsville." The Hartford Courant. March 6, 2002. B1 and B7.. Also available in subscription database with a card from the Connecticut State Library.
  19. Editorial. "Coltsville: Questions & Answers." The Hartford Courant . March 24, 2002, C2.
  20. Cloutte, Bruce. Making a National Historic Landmark in Hartford's Sheldon/Charter Oak Neighborhood. Questions and Answers . Leaflet, double sided. June 2004.
  21. Campailla, Frank. "Holiday Inn in Works for Colt Armory." [Hartford] Business Journal . June 7, 1999
  22. Coltsville National Historical Park Newsletter, April 2015.
  23. Gosselin, Kenneth R. "Oldest Buildings In Hartford's Colt Complex Will Be Donated For Park Visitor Center" Courant.com Oct 11, 2017  https://www.courant.com/real-estate/property-line/hc-biz-colt-national-park-agreement-20171010-story.html, accessed 14 August 2019
  24. "Around the State, Hartford." Connecticut Preservation News, September/October 2011 Volume XXXIV, No. 5, pages 10 -11.  https://www.cttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2011-5-sept.pdf    Accessed 14 August 2019
  25. "Around the State, Hartford." Connecticut Preservation News, July/August 2010 Volume XXXIII, No. 4. pages 9-10. https://www.cttrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2010-4-july.pdf    Accessed 14 August 2019
  26. Coalition to Strengthen the Sheldon/Charter Oak Neighborhood 2007 Strategic Plan, http://www.hartford.gov/images/Planning/DocumentLibrary/NeighborhoodPlans/2007_SheldonCharterOakStrategicPlan.pdf    Accessed 14 August 2019

  1. Coltsville National Park Visitor Experience Study by museumINSIGHTS in association with objectIDEA, Roberts Consulting, Economic Stewardship. November 2008
  2. Grant, Ellsworth S. The Colt Legacy : The Colt Armory in Hartford, 1855-1980. Providence, RI: Mowbray, 1982. Call number TS534.5.C6 G73 1982 
  3.  "COMMODORE COLT: SUDDEN DEATH IN FLORIDA LAST EVENING KNOWN THE WORLD OVER AS A YACHTSMAN WAS SPENDING THE WINTER AT HIS FAVORITE FLORIDA RESORT--A THOROUGH-GOING SPORTSMAN AND WELL KNOWN CLUB MAN." The Hartford Courant (1887-1922), Jan 22, 1894. https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/commodore-colt/docview/194101666/se-2?accountid=10341.  page 1
  4. "COMMODORE COLT'S FUNERAL: TO BE ATTENDED AT THE CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD ON FRIDAY." The Hartford Courant (1887-1922), Jan 24, 1894. https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/commodore-colts-funeral/docview/194088664/se-2?accountid=10341. page 5

  5. "HARTFORD'S GREAT FIRE: BURNING OF COLT'S IN 1864 VIVIDLY DESCRIBED ONLY A VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT THEN AND THE CONFIUGRATION HASTENED THE ORGANIZATION OF A PAID DEPARTMENT --THRILLING INCIDENTS TOLD BY THE NEWSPAPERS OF THAT DAY FIRE DEPARTMENT OF 1861 PAID DEPARTMENT ORGANIZED." The Hartford Courant (1887-1922), Feb 14, 1894. https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/hartfords-great-fire/docview/194100496/se-2?accountid=10341.  page 6

  6. "Samuel Colt", National Inventors Hall of Fame https://www.asme.org/topics-resources/content/samuel-colt accessed 3 May 2022

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35. "The Colt Will Case." Hartford Daily Courant (1840-1887), Jul 29, 1881. https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/colt-will-case/docview/554176841/se-2?accountid=10341. page 2. Last accessed 3 May 2022.

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37. Wilson, R. L., and Sid Latham. Colt, an American Legend : The Official History of Colt Firearms from 1836 to the Present. Sesquicentennial ed. New York: Abbeville Press, 1985. Call number: Museum   TS533.2 .W53 1985  CLOSED COLLECTION This item in WorldCat®

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Additional Sources

  1. U.S. Department of the Interior. National Park Service. Coltsville. Special Resource Study. Washington: GPO, 2009.
  2. Wallace Roberts & Todd and Amenta & Company. Summary Report. Coltsville Heritage Park Master Plan. Prepared for: Coltsville Heritage Park, Inc. The Downes Group. December 31, 1998.
  3. DMOZ Open Directory's Entry for Coltsville
  4. Connecticut State Library. Research Guide to Materials About Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company 
  5. Editorial. "Prime Time To Promote Colt." The Hartford Courant. March 9, 2003. C2. 
  6. Commentary. "Make Coltsville A National Park." The Hartford Courant . February 24, 2002. C1-C2. Accompanying stories include a reprint of a letter from Mark Twain to a San Francisco newspaper in 1868. And an editorial on how Lowell got a mill designated a National Park and the benefits Lowell reaped. 
  7. Condon, Tom "Park Idea OK, But City Isn't Ready." The Hartford Courant . March 7, 2002. B1, 9.
  8. Editorial. "John Larson Sold On Sam Colt." The Hartford Courant . March 17, 2002. 
  9. Editorial. "Next Stop: Magical History Tour." The Hartford Courant . March 17, 2002. 
  10. Editorial. "Coltsville: Reasons to Cheer." The Hartford Courant . May 19, 1999. A16.
  11. Craford, John K. and Joseph J. Selinger, Jr. National Museum of American Industry and Innovation at Coltsville Park. Outline of Business Concept. [n.d.] 8 loose pages.