Talk:Windsor, Connecticut

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"War of the Worlds"[edit]

This comment has been posted multiple times and shouldn't be posted again: "The river scene in Steven Speilberg's War of the Worlds (2005) was also shot in Windsor on the Connecticut River."

First, the comment is never cited. Second, the comment is a copy of an older comment on Internet Movie Database [IMDB] trivia section. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407304/trivia)

The current IMDB comment has been updated with a quote from a Police Officer and is now circulated in fansites for the movie "War of the Worlds".

Like Wikipedia, IMDB trivia section is user updatable. However, the same standards for quality content aren't as prevelent on IMDB as there are on Wikipedia. Don't post this comment again unless you can find source that hasn't copy and pasted the trivia comment on IMDB. Genisc 01:54, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

i live in windsor, and when filming was going on this was a big deal. So here's the real scoop. A portion of the river scene was indeed filmed in Windsor, however it was on the Farmington River, not the Connecticut, and it was only a small part of the scene, not the entire thing. -Eric

coordinates[edit]

Polaron, Day Hill may be the middle of Windsor, but all maps have the name 'Windsor' where the Town Hall is located. Genisc 19:52, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Oldest Town[edit]

The following comment was added to the main article page. I have moved it to this Talk page --AbsolutDan (talk) 03:40, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

[Wethersfield, founded in 1633-34, has its niche in history, being "Ye Most Ancient Towne" in Connecticut, as set out by the Code of 1650 — "Colonial Records of Connecticut." Sorry, but who was first?] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 69.182.54.241 (talkcontribs) 00:01, 17 April 2006.

The following comment was also added to the main article page. I have moved it to this Talk page. --AbsolutDan (talk) 20:53, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

[Wethersfield, founded in 1633-34, has its niche in history, being "Ye Most Ancient Towne" in Connecticut, as set out by the Code of 1650 — "Colonial Records of Connecticut." Both Towns claim to be first! There has been no reconciliation.] —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.177.152.104 (talkcontribs) 14:31, 17 April 2006

To the contributor adding these comments under multiple IP addresses: please put comments on the article's talk pages. If you wish to add your contribution to the article itself, be bold and make your contribution a part of the article's text. Make sure to properly cite it! --AbsolutDan (talk) 20:53, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Why am I allowed to edit but apparently, you're telling me, I need to discuss instead? Are you a wikipedia employee? I was copying and pasting from wikipedia's page on wethersfield, ct. That should be a good enough cite, if wikipedia has any credibility. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.154.140.63 (talkcontribs) 00:09, 18 April 2006

You're of course welcome to edit the article - i'm merely indicating that the edits you make to the article should be in the authoritative tone of an encyclopedia. The edits previously inserted were closer to comments, and you enclosed them in brackets. To include your piece about the 2 towns, write it authoritatively and cite it. --AbsolutDan (talk) 01:37, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks

The arguement of which is the older town, Windsor and Wethersfield goes back years and years. There is no valid cite for other than Windsor being the older. So, adding the other comment is just wrong. And I did my research on the town from books in the Windsor public library in the 1970's when I was a boy growing up there. I forgot to log in, so now I did to take credit for this. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mycroft 514 (talkcontribs) 21:11, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Road signs entering Windsor say it was settled in 1633. Road signs entering Wethersfield say it was settled in 1634. Unless someone can prove the signs wrong (or have a source using different dates), Windsor is first. Genisc 04:28, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Also, Windor's town seal says 1633 and Wethersfield town seal says 1634. Genisc 05:07, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Geography[edit]

There is a recent addition "Windsor is shaped like a gun pointed toward Hartford." I might as well say "Windsor is shaped like a dove flying toward Boston." The resemblance is so slight that it's like seeing shapes in clouds. No encyclopedic value, unless you can show that people in Windsor generally joke about this supposed shape.--Bridgecross 18:14, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

People in Windsor do joke about the actual shape of Windsor, but I have never seen it published. Does encyclopdic value require a source other than the person posting? Genisc 16:12, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Yup, verifiability policy requires a reliable source. If it's a common enough held opinion, perhaps it's been published somewhere in a local newspaper, maybe an editorial? --AbsolutDan (talk) 17:16, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
I spent the first 24 years of my life in Windsor and never heard that. Perhaps one small group has an in-joke about it, but those situations are notoriously localized and short-lived. --Bridgecross 21:00, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:WindsorCTseal.gif[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 03:09, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Where do people work? How do they make a living there?[edit]

Is this a commuter town? If so, from where? Are most people inheriting lands? employment characteristics and economy of the area are important subjects all city articles should have. Inquisitive minds would like to know. Thank you.

-- Daniel