Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Yankee Ingenuity Alive & Well In Hartford
New Englanders are renowned for their Yankee ingenuity, and the spirit of the settlers remains alive and well in Hartford today. While in Hartford's early days we had Samul Colt, Albert Pope, Howard Baldwin, and Eli Whitney, today we have a jeans company, artist designed bicycles, a burlesque dance troupe, and a brewery figuring out that watermelon makes a good ale, while none of these up and comers have quite "won the west" yet, they could be well on their way.
Today and in the yesteryear, there has never been a lack of good ole' Yankee ingenuity in Hartford.
Today we see a good example of citizen ingenuity in the North End. Unable to get an official sign for Mansfield Street, the residents simply improvised and made a sign of their own. While clearly not a standard issue street sign, one can't help but applaud the clean and neat block lettering fine and the fine even cut on the sign. Certainly a steadier hand than we have on a Sunday morning.
Somebody get that guy a job at DPW!