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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford
Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford The Connecticut Veterans Memorial was commisioned by the Town Council of West Hartford in June 2001. This memorial honors West Hartford men and women who gave their lives during war. The black granite . . . — Map (db m53159) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — First Public Library Building in West Hartford
First Public Library Building in West Hartford Erected as a Memorial to Noah Webster Presented to the Town by Sarah Whitman Hooker Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Aided by Funds Collected from Townspeople February 27, . . . — Map (db m53371) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — Goodman Green
Goodman Green In 1747 this oblong of land was given by Timothy Goodman to the West Hartford Parish of the Congregational Church for use as a parade ground of the local militia company. Still owned by the parish, it is maintained by the town. For . . . — Map (db m53156) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — In Memory of French Soldiers
In Memory of French Soldiers Who died in West Hartford During the Revolutionary War Erected by the D.A.R. 1923 — Map (db m97555) WM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — Laurent Clerc
Laurent Clerc The Apostle To The Deaf Mutes Of The New World (north face) Laurent Clerc A.M. Born in La Balme, France December 26, 1785 Landed at New York August 9, 1816 Died at Hartford July 18, 1869 (south face) Erected By . . . — Map (db m97551) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — Meeting House Corner
Meeting House Corner This park is the site of the first three meeting houses of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, organized in 1713. The parish of the west Division (West Hartford), the fourth in Hartford, was established in 1711. The . . . — Map (db m53158) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — Noah Webster Birthplace
Noah Webster Birthplace has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating . . . — Map (db m60003) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — Old Center Cemetery
Old Center Cemetery The land for this cemetery, the oldest official burying ground in West Hartford was acquired in 1719 by the Town of Hartford for the benefit of its West Division Parish (West Hartford). It remained the principal place of burial . . . — Map (db m97554) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — Old North Cemetery
Old North Cemetery This graveyard was established in 1790, when Thomas Merrell of the West Division Parish (West Hartford) sold three quarters of an acre to the Town of Hartford. From time to time there were additions, the last in 1852. West . . . — Map (db m97552) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — SS Maiden Creek
SS Maiden Creek 1943 Our ship's bell, recovered from the SS Maiden Creek – torpedoed during World War II, is dedicated to the fallen heroes of the United States Merchant Marine who served during time of war in defense of . . . — Map (db m53162) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, LL. D. Born in Philadelphia December 10, 1787 Founded At Hartford the First School for the Deaf In America 1817 Died at Hartford September 10, 1851 (east face) Friend Teacher benefactor (south face) This . . . — Map (db m97549) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — Webster WalkSalutes Another Famous American Author — Mark Twain —
Another popular man of letters, and a true American original that eventually made Hartford his home, was Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain.

Twain started out as a printer’s apprentice and typesetter, and shared . . . — Map (db m90991) HM

Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — Webster WalkNoah Webster
Noah Webster loved letters and language. Concerned that there was no guide for proper spelling and speech in the new country, he developed a primer for a distinctly American pronunciation and spelling which was published in 1783. It became the famed . . . — Map (db m90994) HM
Connecticut (Hartford County), West Hartford — West Hartford
West Hartford In 1672-1677 Hartford created the West Division by sub-dividing a tract bounded by Quaker Lane, Mountain Road, and the towns of Bloomfield and Newington. Later this was enlarged by lands from Hartford and Farmington. Our first . . . — Map (db m53370) HM

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