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Tom Beardsley's Articles from 2001

January 6 - July 7



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Jan. 6 The Jillson's impact - part 2 of 2
Jan. 13 Andover: More than a commute to Hartford
Jan. 20 Living memories hold key to Willimantic past
Jan. 27 Abel Brooks: An industrious man of character - part 1 of 2
Feb. 3 The days when Alert Hose Co. put out fires - part 2 of 2
Feb. 10 When the President came to Willimantic - part 1 of 4
Feb. 17 An historic first : The President comes to town - part 2 of 2
Feb. 24 The city's big day finally arrives - part 3 of 4
March 3 The Visit: bracing air and a handshake - part 4 of 4
March 10 Ted Marrotte and his jumpin' jitney
March 17 Drama arrives at Ted's Taxi Service
March 24 End of an era - end of a mansion - part 1 of 6
March 31 Eleazar Fitch: loyal to the crown - part 2 of 6
April 7 Sherriff Fitch couldn't hold his tongue - part 3 of 6
April 14 House on Zion's Hill changes hands - part 4 of 6
April 21 Hon. A.A. Burnham makes Windham home - part 5 of 6
April 28 Able financier moves in to Zion Hill - part 6 of 6
May 5 People who made ATCO run - part 1 of 3
May 12 People of ATCO - three new families - part 2 of 3
May 19 ATCO's finest: the Chasses and Ed Peltier - part 3 of 3
May 26 Victorian Home tour and street names
June 2 Willimantic's finest homes open
June 9 Rich history of house at 287 Summit St. - part 1 of 2
June 16 Saga of 287 Summit St. continued - part 2 of 2
June 23 House at 175 Sunnit has a long history - part 1 of 3
June 30 Fine house on Summit and a newspaper begins
July 7 175 Summit - a fine Victorian house - part 3 of 3