1. The Fiske Family
2. The Bennetts
3. The Dicksons
4. The Abbey
5. Landmarks and Personalities
6. The Great Road
7. The South Side
8. Merriams and Fields
9. Sold to Riley
10. Early Automobiles
11. The Dump
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The Great Road

   Proceeding westward from the center along the 'Great Road,'  we soon passed the residence of Colonel Lamson, a brown, two-story house set well back from the street and surrounded by towering elms. It stood opposite the present fire station and was demolished to make way for Town House Road when the new town green was built. Colonel Lamson was sometimes referred     to as "Cover-my-retreat" Lamson on account of an order he supposedly gave his regiment during one of the Civil War battles. Although the story was never authenticated, the colonel always seemed touchy on the subject.
   His son, George, and Sohier Welch who lived on Chestnut Street, added a new wrinkle to our horseback rides by organizing the Weston Paper Chase. They cut new trails through the woods for the event, and many of us who were well acquainted with       the old bridle paths were not always sure where we were or   where we were going on the new ones.
   Sohier Welch called on our neighbor, Mrs. Freeman, and told