The Meriden Hall of Fame Association was established in 1975 to honor prominent people, living or deceased, who live or have lived in Meriden, who have distinguished themselves over time in their professional and public lives, and in so doing, have brought honor to the City of Meriden. Permanent plaques and other appropriate memorabilia pay tribute to the inductees. Currently, the plaques of Hall of Fame inductees are on display at the Meriden City Hall.
The life and career of Louis “Kid” Kaplan will long be remembered as a most incredible, but true, story of a man’s courage, determination and endurance. He achieved what “Dinny” McMahon, his manager and close friend of fifty years, called “Kid Kaplan’s most memorable day” on January 2, 1925. That night, at the old Madison Square Garden in New York City, the “Meriden Buzz Saw” knocked out Danny Kramer in the nint...Read More ›