But there are other memories, like those of the day when the "new" Winchester factory was dedicated. It was modern, cold and without spirit, as modern factories are. The governor was there and spoke, without meaning or conviction, as politicians are wont to do. A top executive from the European consortium overseeing Winchester also spoke, blessedly not at length, ignoring the chuckles of those who recognized he was wearing his cowboy hat front to rear. A horseman, dressed like the Winchester rider of old, made a grand entrance. His horse slipped on the slick floor and crashed. A union spokesman pleaded for a new beginning at Winchester. I wondered what she meant. But now we know that the new beginning was not a good one.