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Tom Beardsley.

The Bank Street fire house is pictured here in 1908.

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Chronicle Articles

Tom Beardsley's Articles from 2000

January 8 - July 1

All articles have been digitized from materials available at the Willimantic Public Library. appreciates the many ways in which the Library has been a partner in this project. The Willimantic Public Library has a wealth of material available concerning Willimantic history. We urge our readers to visit and support our hometown Library. We are also grateful for the partnership of "The Chronicle". All Tom's articles are reproduced here with the permission of "The Chronicle", the copyright holder. Further reproduction without permission is prohibited.

Jan. 8 Roselin Company treats workers to a lavish Christmas Party
Jan. 15 1909 Willimantic has a "Close Encounter"
Jan. 22 Smithville Mills are gone but not forgotten (Part 1 of 2)
Jan. 29 Smithville Mills are gone but not forgotten (Part 2 of 2)
Feb.5 Investiture of Monsignor J.J. Papillon
Feb. 12 No article
Feb. 19 Rumors arise from 1944 fire
Feb. 26 1945 Phone Directory
March 4 1945 Phone Directory - Businesses (part 1 of 2)
March 11 1945 Phone Directory - Businesses (part 2 of 2) Goods and services widely available
March 18 A look at Willimantic's first baseball team
March 25 Local baseball hero's life ends in tragedy
April 1 Local politician was also a talented baseball player
April 8 Willimantic Fair was considered best in the area
April 15 Baseball fun at Willimantic's Rec Park
April 22 255 High St. is rich in history
April 29 18 Bellevue St. is an example of Yankee elite
May 6 The story of Storrs Agricultural School
May 13 Grange's lobbying leads to UConn predecessor
May 20 Willimantic's 1931 VFW encampment
May 27 Wine, fruit and ecstasy in Windham
June 3 Windham Free Library is home to historical articles
June 10 Carroll Family (part 1 of 4)
June 17 Carroll Family (part 2 of 4) - Carroll family children
June 24 Carroll Family (part 3 of 4) - Carrolls were upstanding members of the community
July 1 Carroll Family (part 4 of 4)