Author: bnelson

Any Town USA

In this writer’s opinion, one of the greatest American illustrators of the 20th century was Stevan Dohanos, creator of over 125 Saturday Evening Post covers in the 1940’s and 50’s. Dohanos was born in Lorain, Ohio, but settled with his family in Westport after WWII.  Fairfield County locations were often used in Dohanos’ work. Easton…

Serendipitous Planning

The year was 1901. The Bridgeport Hydraulic Company hired  a 27-year old Lehigh University graduate by the name of Samuel Palmer Senior to serve as superintendent in charge of the company’s planners. It didn’t take long for the young engineer to envision the need to greatly expand the company’s reservoir systems to meet the growing…