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Stone arch bridge in 1920A trolley car crosses the stone arch bridge in 1920, revealing the need for a new highway bridge - a bridge that would not be built until more than 60 years after the demise of the trolley cars.
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Governor Cross at WCMHMay 11, 1932. Governor Wilbur Lucius Cross speaks at the dedication of the new Windham Community Memorial Hospital. In 1929, it was decided that St. Joseph's Hospital on Jackson needed much more space than was available. Cooperation between St. Joseph's hospital board and local businesses and benefactors led to the planning and building of the new hospital.
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President Roosevelt visits WillimanticPresident Theodore Roosevelt made a brief visit to Willimantic on August 25, 1902. His train, going from Hartford to Providence, stopped at the Bridge Street crossing. Roosevelt was escorted to a carriage which took him to Lincoln Square where he gave a short speech.
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Willimantic footbridgeThe famed Willimantic footbridge. Built in 1906 to connect the northern and southern sections of the city, this bridge is the only one in the eastern United States to cross a highway, railroad lines and a river.
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Vermont Drive looking West.This was the Pic of the Week for 10 June, 2011. The brick buildings are on Vermont Drive. Arnold's Lane, Winter St and Wilson St. are in the picture. Beyond that, there is very little growth. Paul Ashton adds, "I magnified the picture and you can make out the monuments among the trees in the upper right hand corner. The "old" Willimantic Cemetery (across from Stop and Shop)".
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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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Willimantic Water Works Pumping Station The Willimantic Water Works Pumping Station is located just across the border in the town of Mansfield, Connecticut. It was built in 1888, and is still used to pump drinking water to area residents.
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305 Prospect St.1938 hurrican damage at 305 Prospect St. (across from what was, at that time, Windham High School)
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Thread City SquareThread City Square pictured in 1908. This area stood across from the American Thread Mills One, Five and Six, and the old turnpike to Norwich.
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West side of Church Street at the Valley Street intersectionThis is the west corner of Church and Valley streets in 1910. The building with the sign was the Willimantic Printing Company at 88 Church St. The next building was Chaffee Manufacturing. It produced nylon fishing line and braided silk). Across Valley Street was the west mill of Holland Manufacturing Pic of the Week March 13, 2014. Courtesy of Windham Historical Society.
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Early Photo of Windham's Frog Pond.It is located on RT 14 (Scotland Road) in Windham Center just across from Follett Road.
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Bridge Street CrossingThis photo was taken in 1955 by photographer Charles Palmer, whose parents are in the shot, wearing coats. They are on the concrete island that "replaced" the station. The gallows signal is visible. Much more RR history can be found at www.tylercitystation.info . (Charles Palmer photo, Bob LaMay Collection - Photo used with permission of TylerCityStation Collection).
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Demolition of the Pomeroy BlockThe building being demolished was known as "The Pomeroy Block". Some of you may remember that it housed Brennan's Electrical and Noheimer's Market. Across the street (from left to right in the photo) was Melo's Beauty Salon, Olin's Wallpaper Store, a barber shop, Theresa's Dress Shop and Delmar Radio.
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Thread City Cyclers - 1902This 1902 photo shows the Thread City Cyclers after a bicycle trip to Phelps Crossing. Early “Chronicle” editor/publisher George Augustus Bartlett is standing third from the left and wearing a winged T-shirt.
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Telegraph Shanty1938 Hurricane Photo's Telegraph Shanty. R.R. Crossing Bridge St. Photo courtesy of Mike Tirone.
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Asa and Seth Jillson's 1826 cotton mill Asa and Seth Jillson's 1826 cotton mill can be seen in this 1916 photograph. It stood almost opposite to the entrance to Jackson Street. The entrance to the Thread City Crossing is located several feet to the west of where this historic mill was located.
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