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Tom Beardsley's Articles from 2000

July 8 - December 30



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July 8 1910's Fourth of July Parade
July 15 Mystery of St. Joseph's missing statue
July 22 Early days of Windham High (part 1 of 5)
July 29 Early days of Windham High (part 2 of 5) Building began in 1896
Aug. 5 Early days of Windham High (part 3 of 5) Academic Groundwork
Aug. 12 Early days of Windham High (part 4 of 5) WHS goes up in flames
Aug. 19 Early days of Windham High (part 5 of 5) Windham rebuilds after fire
Aug. 26 Thread City Candy Kitchen
Sept. 2 Windham Center Post Office (Part 1 of 3)
Sept. 9 Windham Center Post Office (Part 2 of 3)
Sept. 16 Windham Center Post Office (Part 3 of 3)
Sept. 23 No article
Sept. 30 When a convent treated the sick
Oct. 7 Laying down tracks for expansion (part 1 of 3)
Oct. 14 Laying down tracks for expansion (part 2 of 3) - Plans become a reality
Oct. 21 Laying down tracks for expansion (part 3 of 3) - Connection between sea and city
Oct. 28 In South Windham, Italianate flourished
Nov. 4 The saga of South Windham's finest home
Nov. 11 Fascinating history of the Mazzola Block (part 1 of 5)
Nov. 18 Mr. Gelinas and his stable of horses (part 2 of 5)
Nov. 25 The Mazzola Family - Italian-American success (part 3 of 5)
Dec. 2 For drinkers, bushels of clams (part 4 of 5)
Dec. 9 Reflections of an early Main St. grocer (part 5 of 5)
Dec. 16 A suitable place for the city's Baptist deaconry (part 1 of 2)
Dec. 23 Pleasant St. parsonage and its residents (part 2 of 2)
Dec. 30 The Jillson Family: a Willimantic original (part 1 of 2)