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The Hartford CourantHere are some of the places in Connecticut where motorcyclists converge. Marcus Dairy, Danbury Rider's Café, Thomaston Ave., Waterbury The Vanilla Bean, Pomfret Bach Door Café, Route 6, Chaplin The Red Dog Saloon Café, Route 66, Middlefield Stash'...
Courant Staff WriterRose Terry Cooke probably would have been surprised to learn that her main popularity in turn-of-the-21st-century Hartford was on The Courant's Flip Page for kids. It was in late 1999 that Flip editor Valerie Finholm got the idea of printing excerpts from...
The Hartford CourantWhen 10-year-old Jose, who is staying at a Hartford shelter, was asked to draw a house recently, he fashioned a stately blue mansion with a large porch and a picnic table out front. The table, he said, "is here so when the family comes they will have a...
Inman, SCI was starting in a new job at Pratt and Whitney in East Hartford, Conn., that Monday right after the flood. I drove over from Albany, N.Y., early that morning and was detoured around Winsted, which was devastated by the Mad River, which tore up the...
Bedford, NHI was a 14 years old at the time, finishing up a summer vacation before entering my freshman year at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, Conn. My father owned a neighborhood market, Dick's Market, at the intersection of Elm,...
Tags: Vehicles, Hartland, Bodies of Water, Business, Heavy Engineering
Keep alive the excitement of the New England Patriots third Super Bowl win with this 18" x 24" glossy poster. Collect three proofs of purchase from the Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 11, 12 & 13) editions of the Hartford Courant. Bring them to any of...
Sister act: Diane was one of three hurricanes to strike North Carolina in 1955. Damage: $4.2 billion Deaths (US): 184 Hurricane Diane hit the North Carolina coast in mid-August a short distance south of where her older sister, Connie, crossed the...
WinstedI was 5 years old at the time but I can remember my grandfather (Roland Carey) banging on our door in the middle of the night, telling my parents that we needed to get to higher ground. Because of my young age at the time, details are sketchy, but mostly...
Tags: Disasters and Accidents, Floods
North Port, FLWhen the floods of August 1955 hit, I was just three weeks shy of my 14th birthday. My father, Meyer Stone, was a member of the Avon Civil Defense, which I had also just joined, and I remember going with him to C.D. Headquarters in Avon for any...
Colorado Springs, Colo.At age 6 or 7, I was living at 33 Main St. in Winsted, across from the Northwestern Community College building, the old Gilbert Home. My memory is that just after the flood, my father, Breezy Adams, wanted to see if the house was still there. As the...
WethersfieldIn 1955 I was at White Sands Beach [in Old Lyme] with my sorority. Around 11 a.m. my girlfriend and I went swimming. We were in the water when my friend yelled "look out!" A big tree was floating very fast right by me. Looking around I saw a lot of debris...
WindsorI was 9 years old at the time of the 1955 flood and lived in Windsor. My dad bought an Irish setter and we named him Tim, but we had to sell him because of his temperament very excitable. A family from Winsted bought the dog. On the night of the...
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