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Company box top Willimantic spool cotton -- a company box top printed in Willimantic in 1900
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Melony Block Fire (Maverick Laundry)The Maverick Laundry fire occurred on Wednesday, May 6, 1908. Box 32, at the corner of Bank and Main was struck at 12:05 in the afternoon. The Maverick Laundry was located in the Melony Block which was just across the street from the Hooker House. At the time of the alarm, thick black smoke was coming from both the laundry and from the A.C. Blanchette furniture store.
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Windham Athletic Club Boxing Match The photo was taken prior to one of the many boxing matches that were held by the Willimantic Athletic Club. They were held in “Washburn’s Hall” in the Holmes Block at 715 Main St. (above the Ames Butter and Egg Store). Our friend Stan told us that the man with the starter's pistol was Joe Duchesneau, his grandfather. Pic of the Week September 19, 2013

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Willimantic Fire Alarm Box locations
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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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1Unknown location. Picture was with a pile of old Willimantic photos that Tom Beardsley had in a box.
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2Unknown location. Picture was with a pile of old Willimantic photos that Tom Beardsley had in a box.
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Sports Center Arena Boxing Match Ticket
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3Unknown location. Picture was with a pile of old Willimantic photos that Tom Beardsley had in a box.
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Vanderman's FoundryVanderman's Foundry on Mansfield Avenue. Years before he built the big plant on Mansfield Ave., Vanderman started out with a shop on Church St. and later moved it to Valley St. The inset in the illustration is the Valley St. building. His specialty was first-class plumbing and low pressure steam and hot water heating. By 1878 he was also manufacturing quite a number of his patent plumbing specialties and heavy steel tool chests used by railroads and construction trades. Some of the smaller chests were used by The Wells Fargo Express Co. and were used as boot-boxes on stage coaches.
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