Population 1920: 1,315
School Budget: $5,000
First Selectman: Chas. Sanford
April 21, 1910-
Mark Twain dies- one of his last acts is $6,000 gift for
construction of library building.Wants building called
Jean L. Clemens Memorial Building.
1911- Mark Twain Library dedicated; Addresses by Rev.
Joe Twichell & Fred Adams.
May 23, 1915-
Fire claims fourth barn in Redding, arson suspected. Selectmen
offer $500 reward for information. Also, in 1915, Gilbert
and Bennett School opens in Georgetown.
WWI. Gilbert & Bennett supplies wire cloth to line trenches,
netting for camo, screen cloth for gas masks
April 21, 1920-
10th Anniversary of Twain’s Death celebrated.
- Less people
in Redding but large estates more common
1918 NYNH &
H Railroad Ticket
WW1 Welcome Home
Celebration at Putnam Park
Early View of Mark
“Country Estate” on Sunset Hill. 1910-1922
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