You Are Here: Home » Pages of Chatham History

Pages of Chatham History

Around 1900, Fred H. Lum, Jr., the son of the first Mayor of Chatham, drove the family carriage to the railroad station to pick up his father.  Not finding his father, “Fred was about to turn away when a voice hailed, ‘Say[,] Lum – how about taking us home?  Something must have happened to George’. The speaker was a family friend, Dr. Frank Fuller of Madison, whose estate was near the Chatham line and who frequently used this station.  Happy to oblige a neighbor, Fred drew alongside and was introduced to – – yes, it actually was the renowned humorist. . . Mark Twain!!”

Edna Van Sickle Budd, Fishawack Papers, vol. 1, p. 58

 – Research Provided by Reference Librarian Robert Schriek

Click here to Call Us

© 2017 Library of the Chathams
Wireless Internet Service is available throughout the library
Scroll To Top