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Fitch’s 50 years of saving lives

The Fitch Barriers invented by Lime Rock’s John Fitch save thousands of motorist lives each year. Photo by Robert Buccino

LIME ROCK — Woodstock and the moon landing aren’t the only events celebrating a 50th anniversary this year. 

Half a century ago John Cooper Fitch, a war hero, racing legend and Lime Rock resident, invented a device in his Falls Village specialty auto workshop that literally changed the landscape of America’s highways. 

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