Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Heublein Tower

The Heublein Tower on Talcott Mountain in Simsbury, CT was visited by both Dwight D. Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan before they were elected President. In fact, Dwight Eisenhower was at the tower when he was asked, by the Republican party, to run for President. This is how the tower looks from an area across the road from the Pinchot Sycamore. I've been up to the tower once. It was a long walk uphill as there is no parking at the tower and the only parking area is at the bottom of the mountain.

It's a good thing I have some "zoom" on my camera.

Whenever I fly home from Florida, I always know the plane will be landing soon because I see the tower when the plane is approaching the airport.

8 comments:

countryliving said...

Very interesting!

Madi and Mom said...

Thank you for the interesting history lesson and great pictures.
Great to see blue sky over CT!!!
Madi and Mom

Gloria said...

Looks like an interesting place, in spite of the long walk!

Kathy said...

That looks like a long steep hike to the tower!! Great zooming in pics!!

Dory and the Mama said...

Nice shots!!! I am now longing to see the nice blue skies of the Northeast!!

JackDaddy said...

What is it?

Ms. ~K said...

Great photos B!

chelle said...

Cool looking tower!