Although there is no snow in this scene the
photo depicts our Main Street during the winter season.
The trees, long having lost their leaves, sway with the winter wind. The American flag flying in front of the post office is almost fully unfurled by the north wind.
It wasn't until 1952 that the main street was actually renamed "Main Street." Prior to that it was Baxter Street although it was always referred to as Main Street.
Main Street at one time was part of "old" Highway 36, a graveled highway that wandered through the hills and around curves between Washington, Morrowville and Haddam to Belleville. Highway 36 was relocated three miles south of town in the 1941 era. When this happened the town of Haddam was suddenly and forever "off the beaten path."
Once upon a time a flag pole was located in the
middle of the street at the main intersection. When removed from the middle of Main Street
the flag pole was re-located to the east of the City Hall. This webmaster is seeking a photo showing the
flag pole when it was located at the main intersection of Haddam.
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Our main street is appropriately called "Main Street." It was not always possible to drive from either
the west or east ends of town without passing through a section of Main Street.
Visitors and Haddamites have found "U" turns on Main Street a necessity.
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