Time Travel: Former Bridgeport Police Chief and WI's Band Participating in Elkins' Forest Festival in 1952

By Dick Duez on January 09, 2022 from History Blog via Connect-Bridgeport.com

Former Bridgeport Police Chief Jack Clayton is shown in this photo, perhaps from the 1980s or early 1990s when the police department, along with City Hall, was on Thompson Drive. Clayton lives today in Fairmont and works at Fairmont State University and also serves on the Benedum Airport Authority. The photo is by Bob Nichols.
This photo is from back in the days when Washington Irving was still a high school. The photo shows the band participating in the Forest Festival in Elkins. The photo is from 1952.
 
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