Test your knowledge of West Hartford history with this ‘Thursday Throwback,’ courtesy of the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society.
By Ronni Newton
The holidays are over, and everyone and everything is back to a regular schedule, including our Throwback Thursday feature.
Last week’s “Wayback Wednesday” image of six women on skis, bundled up in in parkas and ski pants, was certainly seasonally-appropriate. But if the weather on the day the photo was taken was anything like this week’s weather, those women could have used some better headgear. One skipped the hat completely, perhaps so she wouldn’t mess up her elaborately-coiffed hair. And didn’t your moms tell you to zip up your coats?!
Rick Liftig provided the only comment on New Year’s Eve: “I’m gonna take a wild guess. Are these ladies in the “Ski patrol?” And are they patrolling the MDC trails say around 1955? Happy New Year to all!”
According to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, the six women were actually participating in a Leisure Services ski program, and the photo was taken in 1945.
This week’s photo is from the much more recent archives, but there have been quite a few changes to this block. Who remembers these stores? Do you know which business is still there, and what occupies the other spots?
Please add your memories, thoughts, and comments below.
Thank you to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society for providing us with the images. For more information about the organization, visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org.
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