Last week’s photo challenge was aimed at Connecticut history buffs.
Seth Schachter’s shot showed the topmost part of the historical interest marker at the Compo Road South/Post Road intersection. If — rather, when — you’re stuck at that light, you can see it amidst all the other signs and stuff.
The portion I posted showed only the state motto (“Qui Transtulit Sustinet”). Both Nancy Hunter and Jill Turner Odice knew that it means “He who transplanted still sustains.”
Jill also joined Elizabeth Thibault and Brandon Malin in identifying the sign. It points to the site “one mile south” where on April 25, 1777, 2000 British troops landed en route to their raid on a Danbury arsenal.
Compo Beach is a bit further away than one mile. But because so few people recognize the historic marker, who cares? (Click here for the photo and comments.)
This week’s photo challenge comes courtesy of Lee Scharfstein. If you know where in Westport you’d find this, click “Comments” below.