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Exploring: Hartford, Connecticut —

Hartford (founded 1637) doesn’t show up on too many people’s “must-see” lists. Heck, as I discovered during a recent stay with relatives near there, it doesn’t even rate very highly among Connecticuters. (Cuter than what? I’m not sure!)


Real Art Ways building (see below)

“There’s the Wadsworth Atheneum,” my uncle told me, referring to one of the country’s oldest art museums. “Other than that, there’s not much to see. They decided to clear everyone out of downtown years ago, so now it’s just empty.”

The infamous they. Urban planners of the 1950s and 1960s, I imagined.

Still, I couldn’t resist a visit. “Empty” had to be an overstatement.

Dan and I did some research online and found some intriguing neighborhood names: Frog Hollow. Asylum Hill. Behind the Rocks. And just like that, we had an itinerary! – READ MORE –

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