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ATCO's 1925 StrikeThe “Tented City” was erected on the North Windham Road, just over the city line. Its erection was proposed by Thomas F. McMahon of Providence, R.I., international president of the Textile Workers of America in June when the thread company announced that evictions of former
operatives of the plant occupying company tenements would ensue unless they returned to work.
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ATCO's 1925 StrikeWith the chilling frosts of September the tents gradually became depopulated. Miss Mary Kelleher was notified from national headquarters of the
United Textile Workers to have the tents taken down and stored away.
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Windham Textile and History Museum The Windham Textile and History Museum located at 157 Union/Main Street, has occupied the Willimantic Linen Company's 1877 company store since it was founded in 1985 by Laura Knott Twine.
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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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