As the city grew before I was introduced to it there were other proud moments such as having the honor of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, Robert Treat Paine.
Over the years as Taunton grew from a farming community to a industrial leader in the metals fabrication and manufacturing industry...especially copper, brass, and silver...the pride of Taunton became just a little closer to my arrival. My grandfather James A. Hooben invented the spanner wrench (you can look that up here "spanner wrench picture " ) As the years passed and there came along a new President in the White House, Reed & Barton silversmiths had the priviledge of supplying John F. Kennedy with something every new household uses; silverware and dishes.
Now it is the present and once again our nation is divided. Will Tauntonians be the first to answer the call? - Norman E. Hooben