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Tom Beardsley's Articles from 2003

July 5 - December 18

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July 5 Radio man Herbert Rice and WILI - part 2 of 3
July 12 The Polka Lady and the weatherman - part 3 of 3
July 19 One more historic building being allowed to crumble
July 26 Turner Block gives Teddy the sense of a "big city"
Aug. 2 The life and achievements of Windham's "water giver"
Aug. 9 The origins and history of "Sodom"
Aug. 16 The State Normal School for Teachers comes to the city
Aug. 23 South end of Lebanon's Green a changed piece of land
Aug. 30 Knights of Columbus helped beautify the city
Sept. 6 Willimantic's railroad hub - part 1 of 2
Sept. 13 Businessmen band together - part 2 of 2
Sept. 20 Holland Silk Mills
Sept. 27 Howard Knox, M.D. made contributions
Oct. 4 Greek revival building is oldest on Main St. - part 1 of 2
Oct. 11 Schiller's Sewing Circle building's long history - part 2 of 2
Oct. 18 John Hickey and the Irish population
Oct. 25 Redevelopment disaster - Jillson Square
Nov. 1 Union St. once a thriving thoroughfare
Nov. 8 George W. Burnjham : watchdog of treasury
Nov. 15 Sad saga of Henry Hall : promise comes to tragic end
Nov. 22 Everyday people make up a community
Nov. 29 Windham gunpowder mill first for the colonies
Dec. 6 Trip down memory lane : Pleasant St.
Dec. 13 Irene Monroe: Willimantic through and through
Dec. 18 Lace curtain Irish and Jackson St. roots