Henry and Lyndell Betzner lived on Maher Avenue. For 35 years, Mr. Betzner was greens superintendent at New Haven Country Club. Mrs. Betzner, who was an avid tag sale attendee, enjoyed collecting ice skates, and other interesting items.
The Betzners' daughters, Heidi Richetelle and Gretrchen Ferri, recently held a tag sale of their own, featuring many of their mom's collectibles. Their grandfather had worked for the railroad for many years and a model train set was among the tag sale items advertised.
Enter Stan Troski, a model railroad enthusiast, who was lured to the tag sale by the train set, which he bought. Afterward, he spotted these two signs with a significant connection to Hamden history. He purchased them from Heidi and Gretchen and this week presented them to the History Room archives.
Thank you, Stan, Heidi, and Gretchen - and also Mrs. Betzner, who had the presence of mind to acquire and preserve these wonderful Hamden artifacts.