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James Patten

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30-year anniversary on Sunday October 25
« on: October 23, 2015, 09:10:29 AM »
Last night I happened to notice on my calendar that on October 25, 1985, Harry Percival bought the remaining assets of what was left of the WW&F.  That would be 30 years ago.

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Re: 30-year anniversary on Sunday October 25
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2015, 10:14:54 AM »
Google says that was a Friday in 1985. Nice way to start a weekend!

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Re: 30-year anniversary on Sunday October 25
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2015, 11:30:28 AM »
I've often wondered how Clarissa took the news of what Harry did.  Probably along the lines of "you did WHAT!?"

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Re: 30-year anniversary on Sunday October 25
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2015, 03:35:51 PM »
It was more like "Oh Harry..." 

Which is what Clarissa told me when I asked her about Harry starting the museum years ago.  She said that she was reluctant to accept the railroad idea at first but came to love it, especially all the new friends. They were special people and because of their work, Sheepscot is a special place.

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Re: 30-year anniversary on Sunday October 25
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2015, 05:06:03 PM »
It was more like "Oh Harry..." 
They were special people and because of their work, Sheepscot is a special place.

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Amen to that Stewart!


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Re: 30-year anniversary on Sunday October 25
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2015, 07:24:55 PM »
It just amazes me how far the museum has come in a short amount of time. And we owe it all to one man, and his very understanding wife
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Re: 30-year anniversary on Sunday October 25
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2015, 07:47:26 PM »
October of 85.... an interesting time in my life. I was 17 and just out of high school.

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Re: 30-year anniversary on Sunday October 25
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2015, 03:00:07 PM »
Pete, we may have to move your post to Whimsical weirdness and foolery.   
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Re: 30-year anniversary on Sunday October 25
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2015, 12:30:58 AM »
folks,
       Remember that much of the history was captured in the WW&F Newsletter. Now that is is posted on the web site; you can read the early days of the museum when it was all a dream.

I joined in 1989 when an article by Bruce Wilson was published about the museum. i was able to visit on some of the visits by the Monson #3 and later WW&F #10.

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