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Welcome to WillimanticThis welcome to Willimantic card was one of a series of colorized postcards of the city produced in the late 1940s. Each letter of the city depicts another local scene published in the series.
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The American Thread "bridge"The American Thread "bridge" that welcomed travelers to Willimantic between 1916 and 1998
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World War I - Welcome HomeIn August, 1919, Willimantic held a Welcome Home parade for the veterans of World War I. In the foreground are Reserve Corps Medical Officers. Willimantic's Company "L", Second Infantry, CTARNG follows in platoon formation. Behind them are servicemen of other outfits. Lieutenant James J. Lee was in command.
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Welcome Home Parade - 1946The "Welcome Home" parade for WWII Veterans. It was held on July 12, 1946. The photo was taken on Main Street, just east of Walnut Street and looking west. Pic of the Week May 22, 2014
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WWI Welcome Home ParadeWillimantic’s August 16, 1919 World War I Welcome Home Parade. It was part of a daylong celebration that included a clambake, sporting contests, a dance at Lincoln Square and a military ball. The photo was taken on Main St. near the YMCA and looking northwest.
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The famous American Thread bridge welcomed visitors to Willimantic from 1917 until 1998.
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ATCO bridgeThe crossing between Mills One and Mills Six welcomed visitors and travellers into Willimantic between 1916 and 1998.
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Statue of Columbus at St. Joseph's HospitalIn early 1892, in recognition of his sterling service for St. Joseph Church, the Reverend Father Florimond DeBruycker was granted leave by the Diocese to tour Europe and to visit his hometown in Belgium. He was greatly missed, and was warmly welcomed on his return. His Catholic church in Belgium, recognizing that 1892 was America's bicentennial, gifted DeBruycker a statue of Christopher Columbus. He planned to unveil it on Columbus Day. It depicted Columbus in the act of stepping on American soil for the first time, bearing a cross and a banner. The statue was fitted on a pedestal, and placed in the grounds of the new convent.
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