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West Hartford History: What Is On This Land Now?

Test your knowledge of West Hartford history with this photo from the archives of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.

If you think you know the answer or have a special memory related to the photo, respond in the "Leave a comment" box below this article. We'll run the answer next Monday, along with a new historical photo. The image has been provided by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. For more information on the museum's collection and programs, visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org.

Last week's question was "What Are These Men Doing?" and although the answer should have been fairly obvious from the sign in the photo, only Dianne Rechel weighed in with a guess.

"Preparing for groundbreakng ceremony at 21 North Main?" she commented.

You're correct, Dianne! The official answer supplied by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is: "West Hartford residents help to clear the land at 21 North Main Street before the YMCA-YWCA was built."

Kelly Hartzog October 01, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Westmore Park?
Phil Cohen October 01, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Just throwing a wild guess out there, but I'm going with Rockledge Golf Course - because it was opened by Mike Sherman, in 1924.
Dianne Rechel October 01, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Thanks for the recognition, Ronni! As a Realtor, I am supposed to know something about the town, right? My guess on today's photograph would be the corner of New Britain Ave and South Main- from which the farm would have extended south and east??

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