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Tom Beardsley's Articles from 2004

January 8 - June 24



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Jan. 8 Thomas Cunningham and his Willimantic life - part 1 of 2
Jan. 15 The evolution of Valley St. - part 2 of 2
Jan. 22 William Barrows and Linen Company workers - part 1 of 5
Jan. 29 William Barrows' pride and joy - part 2 of 5
Feb. 5 At last, Willimantic gets a public park - part 3 of 5
Feb. 12 From band pavilion to Recreation Park - part 4 of 5
Feb. 19 He built a "city of cottages" - part 5 of 5
Feb. 26 A power struggle in the county - part 1 of 2
March 4 The Willimantic bribe - part 2 of 2
March 11 Death of Gladys Bowman - part 1 of 3
March 18 Lifelong love for the city - part 2 of 3
March 25 Gladys Bowman: a true loss - part 3 of 3
April 1 The Fall of 1967 - part 1 of 3
April 8 Electro-Motive,- library budget --- part 2 of 3
April 15 City elections, blizzard, and ATCO jobs - part 3 of 3
April 22 Thread City's main thoroughfare
April 29 The Potter family - long, proud history
May 6 Herbert Cohn left jis mark : Akim Engineering
May 13 St. Mary's turns 100 - part 1 of 2
May 20 The deBruyckers arrive at St. Mary's - part 2 of 2
May 27 A Weir painting graces St. Paul's in Windham
June 3 Lincoln Square - once a busy city intersection
June 10 The prominent Lincoln family
June 17 Elliot family was a dynasty in town - part 1 of 2
June 24 From bicycles to insurance - Elliot did it all - part 2 of 2