City to Purchase Parks Property
This article was written in 1986, shortly after the citizens of Danbury unanimously voted to purchase what is now known as Tarrywile Park & Manison.
Many of them were natives born in Danbury; many were newcomers who were happy to have settled in a place so handsomely endowed by the best that American “nature” has to offer. There were housewives, nurses, tradesmen, lawyers, electricians, teachers, merchants, blue collar workers, boy scouts, mothers, plumbers, farmers, salesmen, in short, Yankees of every variety who were moved to assemble repeatedly and exert themselves in the fortotten and oft-overlooked choices of a dynamic city democracy. They were Republicans, they were Democrats, they were anti-nuke and pro-Regan, they were young, they were old, and they were neither this nor that. In one thing they were, however, all the same, all united. None of them was indifferent. They were people who shared a love of their community and though not in general resistant to the forces of “progress,” they were nonetheless committed all to checking what seemed to be the all engulfing engines of progress that were fast advancing all over the land.