About the Author: Thomas H. Alton

I was born on January 9, 1958 in Manchester, Connecticut, a city located about eight miles east of Hartford.  I grew up in Bolton, a small rural town just east of Manchester.   My parents were chiropractors and had their practices in Bolton.   After I attended local schools in Bolton and Manchester, I went on […]

A Boyhood Visit to G. Fox & Company

A few weeks ago, I visited the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford to listen to the oral histories of people who had worked at the G. Fox & Company department store in Hartford.  The workers, ranging from a member of the store’s maintenance team to that of the store’s executive training squad, enjoyed working at […]