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 is made possible by property sales in Weston



her about the proposed paper chase and asked if he might cut a trail across her land. She was a little hesitant at first, but when       he said, "Oh, it will just be the Dickson children and a few of     their close friends," she consented.
   On the day of the paper chase she had her chauffeur park her automobile where the new trail met the road, and she waited    there to see the Dickson children and a few of their close friends  — about sixty in all — galloping by !
   Proceeding westward from Lamson's we soon came to   Coburn's Block on the left, looking very much as it does today. Here there were a soda fountain, Burrages's dry goods store run  by Mr. Burrage, a very proper man with a beard and a celluloid collar, and finally B. R. Parker's hardware store.
   Mr. Parker had a row of drums in his basement containing turpentine, linseed oil, etc., from which he drew off small lots      into bottles for his customers. He always appreciated any empty containers you might bring him. Once when our cellar was being cleaned, several boxes of empty whiskey and gin bottles were earmarked to go down to Parker's. Cousin Francis Bennett hap-pened to be visiting us at the time. He was amazed at the great numbers being loaded into the automobile and asked my mother where they were going.
   "Mr. Parker wants them for turpentine," she told him.
   "But what will Mr. Parker think when he sees all those liquor bottles?"
   "Nothing," returned my mother, innocently. "They're all      empty."
   In a building behind the store, Mr. Parker's brother Horace      ran a shop where he repaired bicycles, lawnmowers, and auto-