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Windham Manufacturing CompanyThe Windham Manufacturing Company's Willimantic mills are seen here in 1907. This Company was organized in 1824, and became one of America's largest producers of "duck cloth" used extensively in sailing ship sails. The mills closed for cotton cloth production in 1928, but were home for several industries until their demolition in 1974.
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1928 Memorial Day ParadeOne of the finest floats in every Memorial Day Parade was the one entered by the American Thread Company. It is shown here passing the old Hurley Block in 1928, and is pictured from the roof of the Commercial Block, which was destroyed by fire in 1968. The four businesses in the Hurley Block are the Hurley Grant Company, Martin's photographers, the Rex Restaurant and Rogers Pharmacy.
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Willimantic Silk Company TagWillimantic Silk, Inc., organized in 1928, was located on Bridge Street in one of the old Quidnick-Windham Mills buildings. In 1934 it sat idle for five months due to a wage dispute that ended in December. It ran into financial trouble again in 1938. (Photo courtesy of Stan)
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The Willimantic Savings InstituteThe Willimantic Savings Institute building pictured in 1928, just before renovations covered the original design. It was built in 1870, and was the first home of the Windham Normal School. Note the A & P store to the right. The Savings Institute was formed in 1842, and was located in the building now the home of Schillers Sewing Machines.
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