Twice in Granby history has a First Lady of the United States visited Granby. The last time was Sept. 8, 2009, when former First Lady Laura Bush came to Granby to visit the Salmon Brook Shops Antique Shop on Route 10. According to the Register Citizen, Mrs. Bush came to the shop with her aides and security and bought a couple of items. She was in the shop for 20 minutes, then she was off to another adventure. However, with her visit, she made Granby a very special town.
Laura Bush was not the only First Lady to visit Granby. Grace Coolidge, wife of Calvin Coolidge, accompanied her husband who was fishing with Senator George McLean at the McLean Game Refuge. Her last visit was in 1932. Seventy-seven years later, Laura Bush made her appearance. Quite amazing, little old Granby, which has always been a quiet farming community, could have received the distinction of having two First Ladies visit our town.
Want to know more about Granby history? Become a member of the Salmon Brook Historical Society. You could help volunteer with the Flea Markets, car shows, and many other events as SBHS celebrates its 75th Anniversary. Learn more by visiting salmonbrookhistorical.com, or call and leave message at 860-653-9713.