The current renovations at the Ferguson Library's main building prompted this:
Download complete newspaper clipping of March 19, 1932
This does look like a pleasant place, quiet and comfortable. Today, of course, we have a main library – on what's called nowadays 1 Library Plaza; three branches, the Bookmobile, and besides reference desks plenty of computers which are always busy … and lots of online digital services of which this writer makes enthusiastic use.
How the Ferguson began (Picturesque Stamford, 1892)
We add the usual warning: "At times, the accompanying vignettes are mostly folklore passed on to Mr. Bailey by residents of the areas where he was sketching. In those instances he had no way of determining the truth of the story. Nor have we. It is presented as a sidelight to the sketch. Therefore, researchers are cautioned to regard these tales as local color, interesting, thought provoking, but sometimes not entirely factual."
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Whitman Bailey Collection