About the Author: Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan and his wife Marsha joined the Wethersfield Historical Society in 2006 after retiring from careers in Information Technology at The Travelers.

In addition to the historical society Jim is a member of the Men’s Garden Club of Wethersfield where he edits the newsletter and writes a monthly column; The Wethersfield Beautification Trust where he moves dirt and pulls weeds; and (with Marsha) of WWUH – “Public Alternative Radio from the University of Hartford, 91.3 FM and wwuh.org” as members of the classical music staff.

He also writes essays for his Internet blog compostablematter.com

Jim thanks Melissa Josefiak and Rachel Quish of the Wethersfield Historical Society, for their encouragement and assistance in researching this article, and Dorene Ciarcia and Marsha Meehan for their photographs.

Special thanks to Marsha Meehan — first-reader, editor, fact-checker and (most importantly) wife.

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