People seem fascinated by stories of hidden treasures. In my life, my occupation is to hide away people’s treasures. Back some 40 years ago my brother Terry and I began a very special vault company. Not some little safes, but room sized to massive sized vaults.
When researching towns in the Northeast, one finds that tracking history is like following a river or creek back to its source. The farther one goes back, the more the history tracks to earlier settlements and towns. This is apropos regarding Whately, because it lies on the western bank of the Connecticut River.