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Gallery 24 - Willi at Night


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Gallery 25 - People Parade


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Gallery 26 - People


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Gallery 27 - Groups


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Gallery 28 - Fires


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Gallery 29 - St. Mary School fire


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Gallery 30 - 1938 Hurricane


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Gallery 31 - Trade Cards


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Gallery 32 - Tinker Ted's


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Gallery 33 - Around Town


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Gallery 34 - Redevelopment


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Gallery 35 - End of an Era


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Main Street looking north towards Union Street
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Main St.Nothing defines a town more than its Main St. This album features photos taken through the years. This is one of the earliest photos we have seen. Note that the Main St. side of Lincoln Square has begun to be built up while the Union St. side is still raw land. The houses on Main St. will soon be replaced by brick buildings.
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Memorial Day, 1911This photo shows the 1911 Memorial Day parade.The drum belonged to Wheeler's American Band which accompanied the Police Department in that parade and behind Wheeler's was the local National Guard Company, Company "L". In back of Company "L" is the French-Canadian paramilitary organization, Garde Florimond. They had already marched up Main St. and were "picking up" the Grand Army of the Republic and Women’s Relief Corps Floral Wagon, The Spanish-American War veterans and a large contingent of children from Natchaug School for the march to Willimantic Cemetery. The parade of 1911 was the first in which a group of schoolchildren was asked to participate. Pic of the Week September 5, 2013
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ATCO's 1925 Strike
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Topo showing location of Cates HousingIn this 1953 topographic map, the Cates Housing project is directly below the "300" elevation line and to the right of "BM (bench mark - where the surveyor set the transit) It looks like, coming from the center of Willi, that the first entrance would be at about the point where the Fish Market is today.The second entrance was where the driveway closest to Friendly's is today.The houses are grouped and are set back quite a bit from the road and go back as far as the present day Valley St.
West Ave. is seen in the top left corner. Mansfield Ave. runs north/south with red and white lines. The road to WCMH snakes out to the left from Mansfield Ave. The large "T" shaped building seen on the left side of Mansfield Ave. between Valley and Main would be the Vanderman building. Below the "BM" is the "T" shaped Town Farm.
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Fitch SchoolThe Fitch School operated in South Windham from 1848 until 1867. It was conducted by Dr. Jabez C. Fitch (1815-1885), who prepared boys for entry into Yale College. The school building pictured here was erected om 1855, and by 1905 it was home to the South Windham Hotel.