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West Hartford History: Where Was This Photo Taken?

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 we asked readers to identify what was happening in a photo. Patch usually has the answer in advance, but not this time, and the guess of a sale at S.K. Lavery, which was mentioned by both John Maloney and JoAnn, seemed to be the likely answer. Maloney also thought perhaps it could be a home/kitchen show at the West Hartford Armory.

The correct answer, provided by the Noah Webster House & West Hartfod Historical Society, is: "This was one of the displays that could be seen at the 1926 Connecticut State Fair that was held at Charter Oak Park."

Dave Gabriele August 06, 2012 at 04:22 PM
I believe the photo is of the little league baseball field at Beachland Park along Troutbrook. Currently the field is now a soccer field.
Sue Farrell August 09, 2012 at 01:50 PM
It certainly looks like the overflow of the Troutbrook but I say it's at the intersection of Boulevard and Troutbrook. My father-in-law, Bill Farrell, was the Town Engineer for many years in West Hartford and he worked on the Troutbrook project.

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