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Tom Beardsley's Articles from 2003

January 8 - June 28

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Jan. 4 Picture shows thrived in movie hungry town
Jan. 11 Polish-Americans have long history in Willimantic
Jan. 18 Methodists struggle to gain a foothold - part 1 of 2
Jan. 25 Methodism gains stronghold - part 2 of 2
Feb. 1 Windham - hometown to stage great Charles Abbe
Feb. 8 Main St. 1975
Feb. 15 Merchants who kept Main St. busy
Feb.22 Pipe organ firm provided unique industry
March 1 Willimantic's "Little Italy" - part 1 of 2
March 8 Italisn immigrants energized city - part 2 of 2
March 15 Willimantic Auto Show of 1815
March 22 John Lathrop Hunter - attorney and journalist
March 29 Hanks Hill mill - part 1 of 2
April 5 Hanks brothers rebuild the silk mill - part 2 of 2
April 12 Yhe Turner Block: once thriving, finally deolished
April 19 Gov. Wilbur Cross returns to his roots for a dedication
April 26 The illustrious history of the Horseshoe Group
May 3 Father deBruycker brought Belgium with him
May 10 Just who was Burton Leavitt and his act?
May 17 City beautiful movement brought on by Chicago Fair
May 24 Fifth Annual Victorian house tour
May 31 The Card Home has a long, generous history
June 7 A pair of exile Yankees establish a profitable firm : Hillhouse and Taylor
June 14 Grisly 1884 murder in Lebanon
June 21 Churches trace ethnic waves of Willimantic
June 28 WILI puts Willimantic "on the air" - part 1 of 3