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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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Mansfield State Training School and Hospital. Pic of the Week - February 21, 2013. The photo was taken when the building was used by “The Connecticut Colony for Epileptics”. In 1917, the CT legislature merged it with “The Connecticut Training School for the Feeble Minded” which, at the time, was located in Lakeville. With the merger and move came the new name, Mansfield State Training School and Hospital.
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Willimantic Water Works 1936 construction of the treatment facility (the dam had been built many years before). The 1889 History of Windham County, Connecticut by Richard M. Bayles says, “Yet another fine drive, but somewhat longer, is the one north through Mansfield street to the Storrs agricultural school. On this route is passed the Willimantic Water Works pumping station. The Natchaug river is dammed at this point, forming a beautiful lake, with grounds laid out very tastily as a small park.
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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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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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Willimantic Cotton Mfg. Co.The Willimantic Cotton Manufacturing Company was established in 1814, one of the first in Connecticut. "Eagleville Lake was created as a reservoir for the mill's water power. When the Eagle Manufacturing Company took charge in 1822, the village became Eagleville. Rifle parts were made during the Civil War, then the mill returned to cotton production under several changes in ownership. When the textile business failed in 1931 during the Depression, inner-soles for shoes were made at the mill until it was abandoned in 1953 and then burned in 1956." Information from http://www.willimanticriver.org/recreation/pg_park_eagleville-preserve.html passim. Another picture is available on that site.
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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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StorrsPic of the Week - January 29 2010
The postcard caption says, "Rear view with lake. Connecticut Agricultural College, Storrs, Conn.". We think it's a rare pic because of the direction from which it was taken.
     
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