West Hartford History: Who Was This Man?

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 Is On This Land Now?"

There were three comments, and all guessed different locations. It was Phil Cohen, who said he was "just throwing a wild guess out there," who got it right. His answer: "I'm going with Rockledge Golf Course - because it was opened by Mike Sherman, in 1924."

The official answer from the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is: "Sherman Acres was a 120 acre farm west of South Main Street, known for its prestigious cattle. In the 1920’s it was converted into a golf course. The town purchased the land in 1959 and it is now the Rockledge Country Club."

Allison Jones October 08, 2012 at 02:13 PM
I'm gonna say that's Noah Webster himself. My mom was a volunteer at the Noah Webster House for years and was friends with the woman whose private residence it was. She ended up putting it back in the hands of the town, but I was inside it as a child b4 it was restored, when it was her private residence.
Tracey Wilson October 08, 2012 at 10:05 PM
I agree that this is one of the many likenesses we have of Noah Webster. My parents also knew the Hamiltons who owned the Noah Webster House before it became a historical site in the early 1960s.


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