Art: The Sculptor & Noah Webster

To celebrate the 183rd birthday of Lexicographer Noah Webster, 500 citizens of the well-heeled, suburban town of West Hartford, Conn, tricked themselves out in costumes and gathered before their Town Hall. For West Hartford's most famous native son is Noah Webster.

Focus of this celebration was a huge 13-foot, beetle-browed, unfinished marble statue of Lexicographer Webster which stared glumly down at them through a surrounding clutter of scaffolding. The

Mattatuck Drum Corps, from nearby Waterbury, paraded in Revolutionary uniforms, rattling loud tattoos. Traffic Cop Arnold Belanger dressed up like George Washington. The Rev. Rockwell...

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