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Tom Beardsley's Articles from 2005

July 7 - December 29

All articles have been digitized from materials available at the Willimantic Public Library. appreciates the many ways in which the Library has been a partner in this project. The Willimantic Public Library has a wealth of material available concerning Willimantic history. We urge our readers to visit and support our hometown Library. We are also grateful for the partnership of "The Chronicle". All Tom's articles are reproduced here with the permission of "The Chronicle", the copyright holder. Further reproduction without permission is prohibited.

July 7 Windham House Hotel
July 14 A true survivor : Gladys Tantaquideon
July 21 James Haggerty and the Irish tradition
July 28 No article
Aug.  4 The growth of a bank
Aug. 11 A forgotten name - Julius Pinney
Aug. 18 Willimantic's last "Red Hot Mama"
Aug. 25 Lawson Ives : A man and his village
Sept. 1 Origins of the Chamber of Commerce
Sept. 8 George Nason's legacy
Sept. 15 Ernest Frederick Low - part 1 of 2
Sept. 22 Ernest Frederick Low - part 2 of 2
Sept. 29 No article
Oct. 6 City reports provide a snapshot of the city - part 1 of 3
Oct. 13 The 1931 City Report - part 2 of 2
Oct. 20 Window on Willimantic - part 3 of 3
Oct. 27 William Brand's original company
Nov. 3 Elisha Holmes - part 1 of 2
Nov. 10 A small dynasty in South Windham - part 2 of 2
Nov. 17 No article
Nov. 24 Original drafts of history
Dec. 1 The Taintor dynasty
Dec. 8 Willimantic gets a charter
Dec. 15 The Holland family
Dec. 22 Rise of newspapers in Willimantic
Dec. 29 Census results provide history - part 1 of 6