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Big Rock on Putnam Drive

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Big Rock on Putnam Drive
This gigantic rock was in the backyard of the house in the center of the circle cul-de-sac of Putnam Drive, the street I lived on as a child and teen. This photo was taken in the early 70s. As kids in the 50s and 60s, my neighborhood pals and I would play on the rock for hours. Behind the Big Rock were blackberry bushes. We would pick the ones the birds didn't get first. In back of the Big Rock was a path leading to another Danbury Housing Authority street, Fairfield Ridge, where the house stands in the picture. The last time I drove around the "circle" at the end of Putnam Drive, I observed that the rock had deteriorated, and most of it had sunk into the ground. Copyright: Marc Catone 2010
Posted on December 6, 2010 Slideshow

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2 Comments

Marc Catone
11:00 PM on August 24, 2011 
Mike Jones says...
This rock was in my back yard. I can't begin to list all the activities we enjoyed on it, around it, in front of it, and on the side of it. We certainly had great imaginations as kids. Do you remember sliding around it from Fairfield Ridge on that mattress. Once the mattress froze, it was like a big block of ice, sliding on ice. We could fit about 6 or 7 kids on it at once. We played king of the mattress, pushing each other off til only one of us was left.



I loved that big old rock. I don't recall sledding on the mattress, but I remember building forts in the woods going up the path to Fairfield Ridge.
Mike Jones
4:25 PM on August 23, 2011 
This rock was in my back yard. I can't begin to list all the activities we enjoyed on it, around it, in front of it, and on the side of it. We certainly had great imaginations as kids. Do you remember sliding around it from Fairfield Ridge on that mattress. Once the mattress froze, it was like a big block of ice, sliding on ice. We could fit about 6 or 7 kids on it at once. We played king of the mattress, pushing each other off til only one of us was left.

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