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Daniel Nash Returns

Daniel Nash

Thanks to the wonders of the Westport Historical Society, Daniel Nash returned this afternoon to the Saugatuck Congregational Church.

In an amazing coincidence, Nash — who was instrumental in persuading the Connecticut General Assembly to create a new entity out of the existing towns of Fairfield, Norwalk and Weston — reappeared on the exact 175th anniversary of the May 28, 1835 date Westport was founded.

A crowd of history-minded 21st-century Westporters was astonished to see other founding Westport fathers as well, including Horace Staples and the very 1st 1st selectman.

Many in the crowd remarked on the incredible resemblance of Daniel Nash to Craig Matheson, who 50 years ago created the Staples Players drama troupe.

After Nash, Staples and others spoke — and fellow Westporters described town highlights from the past 175 years — refreshments were served.  Great Cakes — which only seems like it’s been here forever — donated the cake.

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