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East Hartford

East Hartford, urban town (1990 pop. 50,452), Hartford co., central Conn., on the Connecticut River opposite Hartford; settled c.1640, inc. 1783. East Hartford is a trucking and warehousing center, with bulk oil storage and distribution. The town is heavily industrialized, and its diverse manufactures include fabricated steel, precision parts, aircraft engines, and appliances.

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