To make this important chapter in Cheshire history come alive, we are most fortunate to have Carl E. Walter to come to our town to talk with us about the Canal. Dr. Walter is an historian, who has studied the Farmington Canal for over 25 years. His collection of historic data including documents and photographs is without peer. The stories of the laborers who struggled under conditions which would be criminally illegal today are part of the human stories of the Canal. There are also light-hearted details: When muskrats were found to be destroying part of the Canal, our neighbors in Southington working on their part of the Canal had discovered a remedy. They shared it with the Cheshire workers, forcing the muskrats to go elsewhere. As we have said, this rich chapter in our history needs to be brought alive, and Carl Walter can do just that.
This is about US and about OUR town. Cheshirepedia, Inc is honored to be the sponsor of this talk by an acknowledged expert on the subject.
The PLACE: The Cheshire Public Library in the large first floor Mary Baldwin Room. DATE is July 17, 2018. TIME is 7 PM. Further information may be gotten from the Vice President of Cheshirepedia and the Cheshire Town Historian, Jeanne R. Chesanow at firstname.lastname@example.org.