Any visitor to Haddam during the fall season has, no doubt, seen the beautiful acer saccharum maple tree that stands at the "five points" intersection on the east edge of town. Otherwise known as a sugar maple this particular tree has stood as a welcoming committee of one for Haddamites and their visitors for over one hundred years.
Whether dressed in the green leaves of spring; the red, gold and orange dress of fall; or bare of leaves during the winter months this maple tree could well represent the community that has survived blizzards, floods, summer heat and droughts.
No doubt horse and buggy transportation was the first to pass under her brilliant colors of fall in the late 1800's.
Now, in the 21st century the leaves once again turn from green to gold and beyond to serve as a reminder that nothing stays forever, and yet some things never change.
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