I insert the following item as an introduction to this web site because it is a first-person(s) account of the 1940s Dresden in which I grew up. Then Mayor Harold McKim and former Mayor Walter Weese were featured guests on "The Kent County Family Almanac" program aired by CFCO Radio Station in Chatham. The program was broadcast weekly, placing the spotlight on Kent County communities. What follows is the transcript from a broadcast on Thursday, March 22, 1945. I apologize for the poor quality of the transcript reproduction (a magnifying glass may help).
|Downtown Dresden of my dad's youth.|
|Dresden Fire Department, 1951|
|DRESDEN BASEBALL TEAM, CIRCA 1905: Back row (l to r) Ern Wells, Russ Dynes, unknown (said to be banker in town), Cliff Huff; middle row, Alex Cuthbert, Tom Newman, team manager (unknown), Jim Rice; front, Walt Dynes and Bill Perry.|
|Interior of Majestic Theatre, Dresden, circa 1945.|