On another recent trip I traveled south to my neighboring town of Thompson, CT. This area is known as the “Quiet Cornet Of Conncticut”, and with just cause. There are two stores in Thompson and both are next to the border with Massachusetts. This leaves the town center and many of its roads untouched by commercialism., that is except for Thompson International Speedway. The speedway was one known as the “Indy Of The East” and was the first oval track in the U.S. My visit was in October and the racers had long since departed for the year. While I was at the common there was a scarecrow festival that can be seen in the background of some of the pics. This was just one more spot I wanted to hit before moving on up to Maine. The following are a selection of pics I took then. These pics are of the town common, congregational church and buildings surrounding the common and the racetrack. Enjoy!
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