How has this thing survived?

Because of the huge crowd, most of us who attended the Women’s March on Hartford back in January had to park their cars some distance from the Capitol. In my case, it meant parking in my old neighborhood, on Charter Oak Avenue. There, on one of the utility poles in front of the former Capewell factory, I spotted something I’d never noticed before: a bumper sticker from Lowell P. Weicker‘s 1990 gubernatorial campaign.

“Nobody’s man but yours.”

Has this thing really survived 26-plus years of New England weather? Probably, because it sounds more plausible than someone slapping Weicker stickers on utility poles years after the election. Congratulations to the responsible printer for making such a durable product.

By the way, if you haven’t seen the Capewell since its days as a deteriorating, boarded-up hulk, you’ll be thrilled to see how much nicer it’s looking these days, as a beautiful apartment complex.

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…and we’re back

Yes, it’s been a while since you’ve seen any major updates on But as the old song goes, there’ll be some changes made–starting with this new blog. (You’ll find the old one archived at

If you’ve got any news regarding the history of Connecticut’s capital city and would like to see it reported here, send it along to me at This is also the place to watch for news on website updates and improvements, which should be numerous!

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