In Publishing this "History of Wallingford" the compiler would express his sincere thanks to all who have assisted in any way in its production. State and County histories have been found helpful and used to goodly advantage. Much has been gathered by way of oral tradition, and old documents have yielded considerable information. The days spent "in the attics of friends" and in poring over columns of old newspapers have not been wasted, and in presenting the following pages it is with the consciousness of at least trying to use to the best advantage the material at hand.<br><br>Special thanks are due to Mrs. W. P. Gary in giving access to and assisting with the town records, and also Miss M. Congdon for the helpfulness in Library references, to my wife in assisting with the revision of proofs, to the "Vermonter" and The Tuttle Company for use of certain cuts, and to Mr. and Mrs. G. Sabin, who have greatly helped in the pictorial part of the work.<br><br>I wish the book could have been better, more accurate and trustworthy. It is sent forth, however, with the wish that it may give to some a better knowledge of our town, that it may stimulate a reasonable local pride, and help in developing the community consciousness of the things that are true and just.