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Experience We-Ha Podcast: Life in West Hartford Author Tracey Wilson

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Tracey M. Wilson taught history in the West Hartford Public Schools for more than 35 years and wrote articles about the town for West Hartford LIFE which inspired her to write her book, Life In West Hartford. In this episode of the Experience We-Ha Podcast we talk about the inspiration behind why Tracey wrote the book, the influential women who helped shape the town into what it is today and some interesting facts you might now have known about West Hartford … including that it was once home to a horse-racing track.

You can read the online version of the book HERE or you can purchase a copy of the book – which makes a great coffee table addition – at the Noah Webster House.

Episode Chapters

0:00 – Intro/About Tracey and why she wrote Life in West Hartford

7:00 – The women of West Hartford

8:55 – What can you find in the book?

12:00 – Immigration, diversity and building the town’s infrastructure

17:45 – Surprising things you might not know about West Hartford. Horse Races???

22:00 – There are 28 plaques around town. Can you find them all?

23:55 – What makes West Hartford … West Hartford?

26:21 – History of housing in West Hartford

30:45 – Witness Stones

34:27 – Tracey’s Tree

35:50 – Tracey’s favorite We-Ha dish

37:10 – West Hartford’s oldest restaurant

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