Wintergreen Woods Timeline

1640First map of Wethersfield labels Wintergreen Woods area as “The Great West Field”, “Tappin’s Hill” (Topping) and Wilderness 1680Idealized map by J. Standish (1980) labels Wintergreen Woods area as “Great West Swamp” and “Wolf Swamp” 1917Charles Woodward purchases land that will later become part of park 1928“Plan of A Residence Suburb – Wethersfield, Connecticut” recommends […]

Endnotes & Bibliography

Endnotes: I Wikipedia.comII A Natural Resources Inventory of Wintergreen WoodsIII Stiles, Ancient History of WethersfieldIV ibidV Plan of a Residence Suburb, 1928VI ibidVII ibidVIII Minutes of the Metropolitan District Commission, 7/10/1933IX Hartford Courant, 7/16/1961X ibidXI ibidXII Minutes of the Wethersfield Town Council, 12/4/1961XIII ibid. 1/21/1963XIV Minutes of the Advisory Recreation and Parks Board Minutes, 1/23/1963XV […]

Chapter 4 – Buy Now – Plan Later

Nothing, however, became of the proposed Goodwin Park Extension. Nor, until 1938, did the town begin to acquire, mostly by foreclosure, the land in that area – including 30.2 acres from Charles Woodward.  The land purchases continued up to 1964, one year after it officially received its current name.  The majority of these properties were […]