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Tinker Ted's Taxi ServiceThe Marrotte family purchased a summer home on Lake Coventry in the 1920s. Ice fishing was a favorite winter pastime. Marrotte (right) and his father-in-law Arman Trudeau dsiplay their catches, circa 1925.
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South Coventry
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In 1948, a company from Boston, Tichnor Quality Views, published a wallet of colorized postcard views of Willimantic, Coventry and the University of Connecticut printed on linen-style paper. They provide a valuable historical document of life in northeast Connecticut more than half a century ago.
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The Nathan Hale Hotel was built in 1925, and was one of the finest hotels in eastern Connecticut. It lost its popularity after World War Two because of the advent of motor hotels, and the lack of parking spaces downtown.
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First Day of Trolley - Ceremony in CoventryThis photo was taken at the dedication of the Coventry to Willimantic Trolley Line. The portly gentleman in the front ,holding a cigar is Dr. William Higgins, a Coventry doctor and legislator. Route 31 in Coventry is named after him.
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The Nathan Hale birthplace in Coventry. Captain Hale was hung by the British as a spy in the Revolutionary War, and is famed for saying that he regretted having only one life to give for his country.
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Construction of Coventry-Willimantic Trolley LineThis week’s 1908 photograph shows a construction project outside of Willimantic. Do you kmnow where this photo was taken or what project was being undertaken? Share your thoughts on our Forum or e-mail us - “
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Opening Day - Coventry-Willimantic TrolleyOpening day celebration of the Willimantic -South Coventry trolley. It was held at Coventry Lake.
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Willimantic's Greatest Needthis group of men had been selling shares in what was to become the “Community Hotel Corporation” which was the holding company for the Nathan Hale Hotel. The corporation papers were filed in March, 1925. At the time of corporation, it had an authorized capital of $250,000 and began business with $200,000. The incorporators were William P. Jordan, James R. Fullerton, James P. Bath and George S. Elliot of Willimantic and Louis Kingsbury of Coventry.
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Lake WaungumbaugA pristine Coventry Lake, better known by locals at Lake Waungumbaug, that served as a summer resort for the city dwellers of Willimantic. The Lake had a casino and dance hall that now serves as a flea market.
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South Coventry VillageArt W. Hall, Jr. tells us that, " this is South Coventry village taken from High St. area. The back of this photo post card says "about 1860".
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National Silk Co. - Coventry, CT
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ReviloPic of the Week - March 13, 2011
The postcard says, "Revilo, Willimantic, Conn.".
Does anyone know where or what it was? There were several people with the first name Revilo in the Willimantic/Mansfield area. I am wondering if Revilo might be the name of the boat in the picture? Art Hall gave us some good info. He says, " I looked in "Images of America - Coventry" and found similar photos ... with the same type of boats. No mention of Revilo. The captions say there were 4 boats owned by L. E. Wadsworth and used for giving a leisurely tour around Lake Wamgumbaug. "
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Coventry - Pic of the Week - February 05, 2011
This is a postcard pic from a group of postcards sent to us by Dick Donovan. S. Rand wrote to us and said, "The location of this waterwork was on the north side of Woods Lane in Coventry. The factory was on the south side of the lane. The dam and the remains of the mill pond remain as does part of the foundation of the factory. The UMC factory was actually located located across from the old Coventry Roller Carnival/Flea Market pavillion on Lake St. The UMC mill was originally a grist mill and the building still exists! There was a trolley crossing located where the blue steel tank is at this location. This was part of my old stomping grounds in my younger years. "
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