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Tom Beardsley's Articles from 1999

July 6 - December 28

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July 6 A mysterious robber shows up in South Windham
July 13 The Willimantic Campground - part 1 of 2
July 20 A pleasant spot for a campground - part 2 of 2
July 27 Stowell Burnham : a hero of the Civil War - part 1 of 2
Aug. 3 "Squirrel hunting backwoodsman" - part 2 of 2
Aug. 10 "The Yarn" had many tales about ATCO
Aug. 17 Air Line Railroad
Aug. 24 The Larrabees of Windham have long history
Aug. 31 All the history that's fit to print
Sept. 7 Windham almshouse had troubled history
Sept. 14 Myrtle Barden : at 92 years old, a true asset
Sept. 21 July 4 military parade predates Boombox by years
Sept. 28 Mill number 4 : built to great acclaim, a history of trouble
Oct. 5 A "vcreaking cart" and some plaintive cries for mercy
Oct. 12 The first county jail was a haven for dissenters
Oct. 19 A Willington native and his fine Willimantic graves
Oct. 26 Willimantic-Baltic Trolley - part 1 of 2
Nov. 2 Willimantic-Baltic trolley - part 2 of 2
Nov. 9 William D. Grant : a blueblooded Yankee
Nov. 16 Tragedy at Coventry Lake : 1896
Nov. 23 The Hartsons : mainstay of North Windham life
Nov. 30 St. Mary's Parish: Stronghold of French-Canadians
Dec. 7 Gem Cinema : Electronic picture palace
Dec. 14 Phineas Turner: Overlooked but not forgotten - part 1 of 2
Dec. 21 Phineas Turner : Silk in his blood - part 2 of 2
Dec. 28 Explosion at the Willimantic Gas Works.