The first Subway restaurant opened in the North End section of the city in 1965.
connecting Bridgeport to New York and the other towns along the north shore of the Long Island Sound.
The place was called Pequonnock (Quiripi for "Cleared Land"), after a band of the Paugussett, an Algonquian-speaking Native American people who occupied this area.
One of their sacred sites was Golden Hill, which overlooked the harbor and was the location of natural springs and their planting fields.
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.
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