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West Hartford History: Where Was This Tree?

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: "Can You Identify the Make of This Car?" It was an even tougher Monday morning than usually as the nation continued to reel from the events of Dec. 14. It was also a difficult image to identify.

Rick Liftig provided the one comment: "After the sadness of last week, the Monday photo puzzle is a great diversion. I am going to guess that this is a Selden. The company was founded by Georhe Selden and he lived on Selden Hill. I wish I could tell you that I knew it right away, but a Google search and a leap of faith were my secret weapons."

Unfortunately, not every correct answer can be found through Google. The official answer from the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is: "This Hudson Super Six was owned by West Hartford resident Charles Chaffee who lived at 202 South Main Street. These cars were manufactured by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan in the 1920s."

Liz K December 24, 2012 at 11:54 AM
North Main and Brace Rd (;
amystery726 December 24, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Green in West Hartford Center.
Dorothy Stone December 24, 2012 at 12:50 PM
On the Goodman Green in West Hartford Center.
R.C. Pond December 24, 2012 at 03:12 PM
across from the old sporting goods store (Allied, Allings?)on the town green.
bob cunningham December 24, 2012 at 07:23 PM
This is on Goodman Green on the north end by Farmington Ave looking south over South Main Street.

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