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Company "E" leaves Willimantic for the Spanish-American War - 1898Captain Flynn and the 110 men of Company E prepare to depart Willimantic for Niantic, the first stop on their way to the Spanish-American War. The Thread Co. and most businesses shut down and the entire city was decorated with flags for the occasion. Almost every society, club and government body participated in a parade to Union Station. From there, the Company went for further training at Fort Meade. They remained at Fort Meade for the duration of the War and returned to Willimantic in March, 1899.
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Oscar O. TannerHe operated a saloon and bottling works out of his building at the corner of North Street (originally called Tanner’s Lane) and Main Street. Tanner served two terms as Mayor, in 1898-199 and again in 1904-1905. Tanner was a great sportsman and managed the city’s professional baseball team, the Colts. A friend of world champion boxer John L. Sullivan, Tanner also sponsored many boxing matches in the city.
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Union Railroad DepotWillimantic's Union Railroad Depot, pictured here in 1898, was built in 1882. It replaced the original 1849 station built by the New London and Northern Railroad. Note the water container, the New England RR car, the gas light and the Hooker Hotel cab waiting to take passengers to Willimantic's finest hostelry. The Union Station was demolished in 1955. Note the similarity in design to the extant station at Stafford Springs.
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Company L, 1st Inf. CTARNG (CT Army National Guard)It's 1898 and Company "L" is lined up at the corner of High and Valley Streets.
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