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Map 1: Branchville, Connecticut to New York City.
[Graphic] Map 1 with link to higher quality map.

Map 2: Danbury Norwalk Railroad Line.[Graphic] Map 2 with link to higher quality map.
(Courtesy of the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut)

Table 1: Danbury Norwalk Train Schedule, 1884.[Graphic] Table 1 with link to higher quality table.
(Courtesy of the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut)

Questions for Maps 1 & 2, & Table 1

1. Using Map 1, locate Branchville, Connecticut, and New York City. As a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Commission of Fine Arts, and president of the National Academy of Design, Weir often had to attend meetings in New York.

2. Examine Map 2 and Table 1, the train schedule used when Weir planned his two-hour long trips to the city.

3. What was the frequency of the trains, and the variety of destinations available for the commuter and tourist alike?

4. Why did the train make it possible for Weir to live on the farm?

5. Would it have been possible for him to live there year round?

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