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The images that run in this column are usually provided by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. (For more information on the museum's collection and programs, visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org.)
However, we realized that the photograph provided for this week had been used already, and it was too late to get a replacement. Therefore, this week's image of a West Hartford scene has been borrowed from the Newton family archive.
Last week's question was "What Was this Tower Used for?" and it was definitely an intriguing image. Tracey Wilson thought it was in the Buena Vista area and was a lookout during World War II as well as a radio tower for short wave radios.
Jeff Murray agreed that it was a World War II lookout post, but thought it was closer to Beachland Park. Thomas Cote thought perhaps it was on top of Avon Mountain.
Rick Liftig said that the tower's original use (before WWII) was as the Vine Hill Farm water tower.
Rick wins the prize for this week! According to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, this water tower was located on the Vine Hill Farm property, and during World War II was used to spot aircraft.