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Tinker Ted's Taxi ServiceThe summer of 1915, and Ted's convertible taxi has its top down. Fares? 10 cents one way within the city.
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Bridge over the horseshoe bend of the Shetucket River This bridge over the horseshoe bend of the Shetucket River on Bricktop Road was replaced in 1987. Note its camelback steel truss construction, a popular design for highway bridges before World War One. Note the weight limitations on the sign to the right.
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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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Company box top Willimantic spool cotton -- a company box top printed in Willimantic in 1900
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Union StationThe Union Station, Willimantic, pictured in 1910. Willimantic was also widely known as the central rail hub of New England. All trains passed through here! During the 1890s, Willimantic became the only stop on the famed New England Air Line express between New York City and Boston -- a journey undertaken in just over four hours. Rudyard Kipling mentioned Willimantic in a poem. He often passed through the city en route from New York to Boston. This poem has been set to music by Connecticut's State Troubador, Sally Rogers on her CD, "Songs of the Heritage Corridor."
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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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Company "E" leaves Willimantic for the Spanish-American War - 1898Captain Flynn and the 110 men of Company E prepare to depart Willimantic for Niantic, the first stop on their way to the Spanish-American War. The Thread Co. and most businesses shut down and the entire city was decorated with flags for the occasion. Almost every society, club and government body participated in a parade to Union Station. From there, the Company went for further training at Fort Meade. They remained at Fort Meade for the duration of the War and returned to Willimantic in March, 1899.
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Sherman's Corner - Chaplin, CTPic of the Week - November 1, 2012. Chaplin First selectman Bill Rose was among the people who identified last week’s photo as “Sherman’s Corner” in Chaplin. Bill wrote, “In the era pictured it was a gas station, bus stop, bar and grill and the local hot spot for night time entertainment. Today it is the home of the Bach Dor Cafe.
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Hilltop Hose - Willimantic Fire DepartmentCompany Three - the "Hilltoppers".
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The Liberty Bell visits WillimanticPic of the Week - January 17, 2013 . A crowd of over 5,00 gathered at the railroad station in June, 1903, to see the Liberty Bell. The train stopped at the station for a short ceremony and moved on after about twenty minutes.
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American Thread CompanyThe caption says, "American Thread Company" although at least one of the gentlemen is from Hilltop Hose Number 3.


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Bricktop District Schoolhouse circa 1895Children stand outside the Bricktop District Schoolhouse. It was located on present day RT 14 near Lover’s Lane. At that time, there were eight Windham school districts outside of Willimantic.
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Smithville Manufacturing CompanyThe Smithville Manufacturing Company's cotton mills stood on the eastern side of Bridge Street. The company was well known for its high quality duck cloth, a hardwearing cotton cloth that was used in sailing ship sails, and in sailors' uniforms. Cotton cloth had been weaved on this site since the early 1820s. The mills were demolished in 1940. The view on the right is taken from atop a Main Street business block and shows the company's dam and its stone worker housing in the bottom right hand corner.
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ScotlandPic of the Week - January 15, 2010The picture is of the Scotland, CT town green. The camera is facing East. I apologize for being a bit inaccurate in saying that the Green hasn't changed much in a hundred years. The large building in the almost center of the picture is no longer there. I actually had to look at the picture several times before realizing that something didn't seem to agree with the present makeup of the Green.
Clay and I appreciate all comments about any of our Pics of the Week. This week, I thought it was interesting that possibilities included Columbia and Hampton. So many town Greens are basically the same - with a church and/or other meeting house, a Town Hall and some public building (such as a hotel) for housing. I've included the following excerpt from "www.towngreens.com".

"The Green and its streetscape accurately reflect the development of Scotland since it was established, including the contemporary St. Margaret's Church sited next to the staid Congregational Church and Chapel. This is one of the charms of the town center, as is the c. 1920 bungalow tucked between the town hall and dwelling built during the Colonial period. However, the green can only support a certain amount of change before it loses its character. This is already happening due to some unsympathetic remodeling/conversions. There is also a large empty lot facing the green where a hotel once stood that will some day be developed.
In addition, there is some local concern that the Department of Transportation has plans to modify the sight lines in order to improve traffic safety which could adversely affect the green.

Most likely a town center began to develop when Scotland was allowed to build a pound for its livestock and a school for the children. It was not until 1727 when perhaps as many as 80 families were living in the area that Scotland was granted winter privileges. Finally, in 1732, a separate ecclesiastical society was established and according to Bayles, the place for the meetinghouse was established on a knoll on the east side of Merricks Brook and the south side of the road from Windham to Canterbury. Nathanial Huntington deeded .25 acre to the Society and in November 1733 the first meeting was held in the meetinghouse that was constructed on the present Scotland green.
In 1772, a new meetinghouse was built on the site of the present Congregational Church (1842) and the original meetinghouse was removed from the green. Concern was voiced in 1774 that the school house, so close to the meetinghouse, could endanger it should there be a fire. As a result, the school house was moved a suitable distance away.... The Scotland Green was established as a site for the meetinghouse when the Ecclesiastical Society was created in 1732. It was then and is now the heart of the community around which the important civic, religious and commercial buildings have always been located."
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Christmas Season 1953This week's pic was taken by Armand Biron in 1963 and is used with his permission. At 50 years old, it is one of the few pictures showing the old Christmas decorations on Main St. Note the tree in Lincoln Square, the lights and lighted reindeer on what was then the Sears store, the lights of ATCO’s Number Five and Six mills at top center and even the lights of cars on RT 32 heading toward Jillson Hill. Courtesy of Armand Biron
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Unidentified Rag PickerThis picture was taken by Julian Beville who also climbed the 200 foot high smokestack at Windham Mfg. Co. to take photos of Willimantic from the top. It is of a still unidentified rag picker who worked for “Warner’s of Willimantic”. A note on the back of the picture says it could be a, “Mr. Neff where the school buses are parked”. The lettering on the wagon says, “Warners – Willimantic”. Pic of the Week January 16, 2014
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