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St. Mary Church - Cornerstone Laying CeremonyAugust 23, 1903. Several thousand people braved the intense heat of the day. Mass was celebrated and two sermons were preached (in French and English). After Mass, the cornerstone and foundation were blessed. Later that afternoon, Benediction was held. The banner above the platform reads (in French), "Lord, how beautiful is your dwelling place".
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Governor Cross at WCMHMay 11, 1932. Governor Wilbur Lucius Cross speaks at the dedication of the new Windham Community Memorial Hospital. In 1929, it was decided that St. Joseph's Hospital on Jackson needed much more space than was available. Cooperation between St. Joseph's hospital board and local businesses and benefactors led to the planning and building of the new hospital.
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American Thread Workers' StrikeSee special gallery of Strike photos.
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Teams prepare to raise funds (shares) for a new Hotel.
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President Roosevelt visits WillimanticPresident Theodore Roosevelt made a brief visit to Willimantic on August 25, 1902. His train, going from Hartford to Providence, stopped at the Bridge Street crossing. Roosevelt was escorted to a carriage which took him to Lincoln Square where he gave a short speech.
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Getting ready for Pres. Teddy Roosevelt's arrival in Willimantic
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Elks FairThis was the highlight of the Labor Day weekend in Willimantic for almost 40 years. It was last held in 1952.
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Elks Fair Raffle PrizesHere are some of the cars that were raffled off at the 1940 Elks Fair.
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1940 Train wreck in South Windham.May 2, 2013 Pic of the Week. The train wreck occurred in April, 1940. The locomotive and tender of a Central Vermont train derailed in South Windham when the rails split apart due to a collapse of the road bed. Such a large crowd gathered that State Police had to direct traffic on RT 32. The train had been moving slowly - it was backing up to some other cars. (Photo courtesy of Stan)
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Baseball Game at Windham FieldHere we see a crowd of people attending a baseball game at Windham Field. Memorial Park was originally known as Windham Field, and served for many years as the home of the Willimantic Colts, the city's professional baseball team. The stadium was removed in 1917, and the field was landscaped to memorialize those from Willimantic who died during World War One. Pic of the Week October 10, 2013
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1931Veterans of Foreign Wars EncampmentThis photo was taken at Memorial Park after the 1931Veterans of Foreign Wars encampment and parade. Former Governor John Trumbull is presenting Captain Harry Generous of the 43rd Division, Aviation, CTARNG with a trophy for the best flying record of the year.
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Dedication of the new Willimantic ArmoryThis photo was taken prior to the January 31, 1913 dedication of the new State Armory on Pleasant Street. Gathered together are the members of the dedication committee. Captain Elmer Carpenter, commander of Company ā€œLā€, First Infantry, CTARNG, is flanked by Willimantic Mayor Danny Dunn (left) and Attorney William Arnold. Standing in back are businessman John F. Carr and Windham County High Sheriff Charles Gates.
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