Gaylordsville Parks

By Alan Dodd

Charlie Jones Memorial Park

Charlie Jones lived his entire life in Gaylordsville. He went to the one-room Gaylord School and New Milford High School. Most of his career was spent with the State Highway Department and at the end was in charge of several crews in the area.

He was an active member of the Gaylordsville Methodist Church and a charter member, first captain and ex-chief of the fire department.

After WW II when the Memorial Stone with the names of Gaylordsville servicemen was placed he then took charge of Gaylordsville’s first Memorial Day service, which he continued to do for many years as long as he was able.

I am glad that the park is named for him as he was a good citizen, a good fireman and a good friend.

Ó 1999 Alan Dodd