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Pic of the Week 6-22-2017This week’s photo shows a group of children who are prepared to participate in a Willimantic event. Do you know what the occasion was? Share your thoughts on our Forum or e-mail us - “
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Entrance to Dr. Mason's HospitalThis was the entrance to Dr. Mason’s Hospital on Fairview Street. Dr. Mason practiced in Willimantic from 1909 to 1930. The hospital was originally built in 1881 as a home for Willimantic Linen Company president William Barrows. The building was demolished in 1974.
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Whitford's BakeryHenry Whitford's Bakery. 210 Walnut Street.
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Eaton's Ice HouseThis was the mechanical room of Eaton’s Ice House. It was located just over the town line in Mansfield. In the late 1890s, “The Chronicle” said that ice, “was formerly a luxury, but now an actual necessity”. Eaton's Ice House was located in Mansfield just about where the present RT 6 North Frontage Rd. intersects Mansfield City Road. It later became Brown’s Ice House and was destroyed by fire in 1960.
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VFW Boys Drum and Bugle Corps This photo was taken in 1932 and show the Boys Drum and Bugle Corps which was sponsored by the VFW’s local Gold Star Post. The newly crowned “State Junior Champions” had won several prizes at a competition. The group was made up largely of sons of veterans.
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First Dial Phone CallThe photo was taken at 7:00 A.M. on June 25, 1950. Mayor Florimond Bergeron is making the first dial phone call from the new Willimantic based switchboard. On Bergeron’s left is Harry Chalmers, business manager and on the right, Charles Smith, the plant supervisor. There were approximately 9,000 telephones in Willimantic at that time.
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"The River Path"This was known as “River Path” or “River Walk”. It was authorized by the Court of Burgesses in July 1880 and was to be a walkway from Main Street to the New London Northern railway bridge and from there to Pleasant Street. It connected to a “flight of steps from the river bank to Pleasant Street” constructed by A.R. Morrison in 1879. According to newspaper reports, it was “well patronized and appreciated by parties living in that vicinity”. It was later replaced by the footbridge.
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