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Tom Beardsley's Articles from 2005

January 6 - June 30



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Jan. 6 Visit to Dunham Hall library
Jan. 13 1856 map shows heart of the city - part 1 of 2
Jan. 20 Industrial Willimantic in 1856 - part 2 of 2
Jan. 27 The monthly "Yarn" told some real tales
Feb. 3 Asylum on the hill
Feb 10 Rev. Ramsdell's magical campground
Feb. 17 No article
Feb. 24 The year that "Raybo" came to Willimantic
March 3 Treasures of Willimantic - part 1 of 2
March 10 Treasures of Willimantic - part 2 of 2
March 17 Eunice Heap : Essence of generosity - part 1 of 1
March 24 Founding of a congregation - part 2 of 2
March 31 Stressful immigration 
April 7 Park debates in 1800s - part 1 of 3
April 14 Public park supporters fight o - part 2 of 3
April 21 A city park by default - part 3 of 3
April 28 Battle lines are drawn over workers - part 1 of 3
May 5 The struggle continues - part 2 of 3
May 12 Wage cuts, etc. mark turbulent era - part 3 of 3
May 19 No article
May 26 Sears Roebuck home on tour
June 2 A city of fine mills and lovely burial grounds
June 9 Almost a champion - WHS 1908 baseball team
June 16 Masonic Lodge members elite class - part 1 of 2
June 23 A grand celebration - part 2 of 2
June 30 The start of a church