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Tom Beardsley's Articles from 2004

July 1 - December 30



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July 1 The St. Jean-Baptiste Society - part 1 of 2
July 8 Dedicated to French-Canadian culture - part 2 of 2
July 15 Fighting the demon of drink - part 1 of 2
July 22 The saga of the Connecticut Home - part 2 of 2
July 29 No article
Aug. 5 John Keigwin
Aug. 12 South Windham village once  booming
Aug. 19 Windham's Swifts
Aug. 26 The city and the war - part 1 of 4
Sept. 2 Aiding the war effort by Willimantic's Industries - part 2 of 4
Sept. 9 A wartime economy - part 3 of 4
Sept. 16 Willimantic gets a nod from the War Department - part 4 of 4
Sept. 23 Bowling for memories - Lucky Strike lanes
Sept. 30 Rich history of sporting events and achievements
Oct. 7 Lucky Strike bowling brings back residents' memories
Oct. 14 Series of local scandals at G.A.R. convention
Oct. 21 Local Elks Lodge has a long, storied history - part 1 of 2
Oct. 28 Elks Lodge - part 2 of 2
Nov. 4 Iron comes to "Willimantuck"
Nov. 11 A glimpse at local education
Nov. 18 No article
Nov. 24 Willimantic footbridge colorful history
Dec. 2 Welcome to Willimantic - 1953 style
Dec. 9 The Vanderman Family
Dec. 16 150th anniversary of Willimantic
Dec. 23 Windham's Founding Father
Dec. 30 Fundraising for the hospital