Tom Beardsley's Historical Articles

Tom Beardsley served as Windham's Municipal Historian from 1999 to 2003. He is a native of Doncaster, England and a graduate of the University of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. He's also a graduate of the University of Connecticut. From 1990 to 1995 he was the Scholar-in-Residence and Director of the Windham Textile and History Museum.                       .

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Date Year Chronicle Articles 1996-2005 Other Historical Articles by Tom Beardsley
10-May 1996 Welcome to the History Column Shaded articles are missing some associated photos
7-Jul 2001 175 Summit - a fine Victorian house - part 3 of 3 Link to 1992  "That Was the Week That Was"  articles
30-Jun 2001 175 Summit - Fine house on Summit and a newspaper begins Bridges of Windham/Threadcity Crossing
23-Jun 2001 175 Summit - House at 175 Summit has a long history - part 1 of 3 Capitol Theater
29-Apr 2000 18 Bellevue St. is an example of Yankee elite The Day the Stars Fell from the Sky
20-Jan 2005 1856 map - Industrial Willimantic in 1856 - part 2 of 2 History of Soda Water in Willimantic    with pics
13-Jan 2005 1856 map shows heart of the city - part 1 of 2 Hotel Hooker
29-Aug 1998 1899 City Report - part 1 of 2 Loomer. Silas
5-Sep 1998 1899 City Report - part 2 of 2 Windham's French Canadian Community
8-Jul 2000 1910’s Fourth of July Parade Windham's Seal
6-Oct 2005 1931 City Report - City reports provide a snapshot of the city - part 1 of 3
13-Oct 2005 1931 City Report - part 2 of 2
20-Oct 2005 1931 City Report - Window on Willimantic - part 3 of 3     Millennium   1900s
6-Feb 1999 1940s magazine took a look at Electro-Motive Co. Millennium   1910se1910snnium
26-Feb 2000 1945 Phone Directory Millennium    1920s
4-Mar 2000 1945 Phone Directory – Businesses (part 1 of 2) Millennium 1930s
11-Mar 2000 1945 Phone Directory – Businesses (part 2 of 2) Goods and services widely available Millennium   1940s 
17-Apr 1999 196 Church St. Millennium   1950s
1-May 1999 214 Church St. Millennium   1960s
22-Apr 2000 255 High St. is rich in history Millennium   1970s
8-May 1999 275 Summit St. Millennium   1980s
9-Jun 2001 287 Summit - Rich history of house at 287 Summit St. - part 1 of 2 Millennium   1990s
16-Jun 2001 287 Summit -Saga of 287 Summit St. continued - part 2 of 2  
29-Nov 1997 74 Windham St. - part 1 Alex Caisse Park - part 1           10/1/2020
6-Dec 1997 74 Windham St. - part 2 Alex Caisse Park - part 2           10/8/2020
22-Feb 1997 Accidents- South Windham Trolley crash Silas Loomer                                 11/12/2020
13-Mar 1999 Ads reveal thriving businesses in Willimantic Shell Chateau Fire                        7/9/2020
17-Aug 2002 Air Line Railroad Vanderman (William Vanderman) 10/29/2020
6-May 2004 Akim Engineering - Herbert Cohn left his mark Trolley Accident        4/22/2021
1-Aug 1998 Amidon Mansion  
13-Jan 2001 Andover: More than a commute to Hartford  
9-Mar 2002 Armory : Building of, history, tradition - part 1 of 2  
16-Mar 2002 Armory dedication committee - part 2 of 2  
11-Apr 1998 Asher House - part 1 of 2  
18-Apr 1998 Asher House - part 2 of 2  
3-Feb 2005 Asylum on the hill  mmmm
28-Apr 2005 ATCO - 1908 Strike - Battle lines are drawn over workers - part 1 of 3  
5-May 2005 ATCO - 1908 Strike - The struggle continues - part 2 of 3  
12-May 2005 ATCO - 1908 Strike - Wage cuts, etc. mark turbulent era - part 3 of 3  
6-Nov 1998 ATCO - Mill No. 2  
14-Jun 1997 ATCO - Mill No. 5 - part 1 of 2  
21-Jun 1997 ATCO - Mill No. 5 - part 2 of 2  
28-Jun 1997 ATCO - Mill No. 6 - part 1 of 2  
5-Jul 1997 ATCO - Mill No. 6 - part 2 of 2  
12-May 2001 ATCO - People of ATCO - three new families - part 2 of 3  
5-May 2001 ATCO - People who made ATCO run - part 1 of 3  
6-Mar 1999 ATCO : Magazine writer impressed by ATCO  
15-Jun 2002 ATCO publication - Playing ball the ATCO way - part 2 of 3  
22-Jun 2002 ATCO publication -"The Yarn" : A glimpse back - part 3 of 3  
8-Jun 2002 ATCO publication a valuable document - part 1 of 3  
19-May 2001 ATCO's finest: the Chasses and Ed Peltier - part 3 of 3  
27-Sep 1997 Atkins, Floyd - part 1 of 2  
4-Oct 1997 Atkins, Floyd - part 2 of 2  
20-Jun 1996 Atwoodville  
25-Jul 1998 Backus Store - South Windham  
25-Sep 1999 Baldwin - "General" Lloyd Baldwin - "man who built Willimantic"  
8-Nov 1997 Ballamahack Rd  
16-Dec 2000 Baptist Church  - A suitable place for the city’s Baptist deaconry (part 1 of 2)  
23-Dec 2000 Baptist Church  - Pleasant St. parsonage and its residents (part 2 of 2)  
20-Oct 2001 Baptist Church - Church a beehive of activity - part 4 of 7  
27-Oct 2001 Baptist Church - Church drawn into controversy - part 5 of 7  
13-Oct 2001 Baptist Church - Church's 50th anniversary - part 3 of 7  
3-Nov 2001 Baptist Church - Period of growth/decline - part 6 of 7  
10-Nov 2001 Baptist Church - William Niles Potter - part 7 of 7  
29-Sep 2001 Baptist Church - Windham's First Baptist Church - part 1 of 7  
6-Oct 2001 Baptist Church played leading role - part 2 of 7  
14-Sep 2002 Barden, Myrtle : at 92 years old, a true asset  
26-Jan 2006 Barrows' spirit  
5-Jan 2002 Barrows, Charles :His ingenius designs  
22-Jan 2004 Barrows, William - and Linen Company workers - part 1 of 5  
5-Feb 2004 Barrows, William - At last, Willimantic gets a public park - part 3 of 5  
12-Feb 2004 Barrows, William - From band pavilion to Recreation Park - part 4 of 5  
19-Feb 2004 Barrows, William - He built a "city of cottages" - part 5 of 5  
29-Jan 2004 Barrows, William - William Barrows' pride and joy - part 2 of 5  
15-Apr 2000 Baseball fun at Willimantic’s Rec Park  
30-Mar 2002 Baseball in Willimantic -  
20-Apr 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - Colts turn to pro players - part 5 of 7  
4-May 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - Colts: jinxed or untalented? - part 7 of 7  
27-Apr 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - Imports from Boston - part 6 of 7  
23-Mar 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - part 1 of 7  
6-Apr 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - Willimantic Colts - part 3 of 7  
13-Apr 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - Windham Field : tough encounters - part 4 of 7  
11-Oct 1997 Beller, Ray - part 1 of 2  
18-Oct 1997 Beller, Ray - part 2 of 2  
7-Aug 1999 Bergeron - Socorro Bergeron - professional dancer  
2-Feb 2002 Bergeron, Flowimond : A friend of Dempsey and a friend of the city too  
11-Jan 1997 Bigelow, Lucius  NOT AVAILABLE ON WEB  
28-Feb 1998 Bingham Home  
2-Aug 1997 Bird's Eye view -part 1 of 4  
9-Aug 1997 Bird's Eye view -part 2 of 4  
16-Aug 1997 Bird's Eye view -part 3 of 4  
23-Aug 1997 Bird's Eye view -part 4 of 4  
25-Oct 1997 Boss, Eugene - part 1 of 2  
1-Nov 1997 Boss, Eugene - part 2 of 2  
26-Apr 1997 Bottling  
23-Sep 2004 Bowling for memories - Lucky Strike lanes  
11-Mar 2004 Bowman, Gladys - Death of Gladys Bowman - part 1 of 3  
25-Mar 2004 Bowman, Gladys - Death of Gladys Bowman : a true loss - part 3 of 3  
18-Mar 2004 Bowman, Gladys - Lifelong love for the city - part 2 of 3  
27-Oct 2005 Brand - William Brand's original company  
21-Feb 1998 Bricktop Rd - The 1876 Hebard House  
3-Feb 2001 Brooks, Abel - The days when Alert Hose Co. put out fires - part 2 of 2  
27-Jan 2001 Brooks, Abel An industrious man of character - part 1 of 2  
27-Dec 1997 Buck, Edwin  
8-Nov 2003 Burnham, George W. : watchdog of treasury  
3-Aug 2002 Burnham, Stowell : "Squirrel hunting backwoodsman" - part 2 of 2  
27-Jul 2002 Burnham, Stowell : a hero of the Civil War - part 1 of 2      
27-Jun 1998 Caisse, Alex - part 1 of 2  
4-Jul 1998 Caisse, Alex - part 2 of 2  
31-May 2003 Card Home has a long, generous history  
30-May 1998 Cardinal Saloon  
8-Dec 2001 Cardinal Square  
10-Jun 2000 Carroll Family (part 1 of 4)  
17-Jun 2000 Carroll Family (part 2 of 4) – Carroll family children  
24-Jun 2000 Carroll Family (part 3 of 4) – Carrolls were upstanding members of the community  
1-Jul 2000 Carroll Family (part 4 of 4)  
6-Jun 1998 Cashman, Eleazar - part 1 of 2  
13-Jun 1998 Cashman, Eleazar - part 2 of 2  
30-Aug 1997 Cemeteries - part 1 of 3  
6-Sep 1997 Cemeteries - part 2 of 3  
20-Sep 1997 Cemeteries - part 3 of 3  
12-Jan 2006 Census Results - Census data - part 3 of 6   
5-Jan 2006 Census Results - part 2 of 6  
29-Dec 2005 Census results provide history - part 1 of 6  
28-Mar 1998 Chaffee, Joseph - part 1 of 2  
4-Apr 1998 Chaffee, Joseph - part 2 of 2  
5-Dec 1998 Chaffeeville Silk Mill  
1997 Chase, George  
25-Apr 1998 Childrens'  Library  
30-Oct 1999 Church St. sure has changed  
8-Feb 1997 Churches    
21-Jun 2003 Churches trace ethnic waves of Willimantic  
27-Feb 1999 Circle Magazine sings city's praises  
17-May 2003 City beautiful movement brought on by Chicago Fair  
6-Dec 1997 Clark, Mary Bidwell - part 1 of 3  
13-Dec 1997 Clark, Mary Bidwell - part 2 of 3  
20-Dec 1997 Clark, Mary Bidwell - part 3 of 3  
11-Jul 1998 Clarke Maternity Hospital  
18-Dec 1999 Cody - Buffalo Bill Cody performs to a sellout crowd - part 2 of 2  
11-Dec 1999 Cody - Buffalo Bill entertains Willimantic - part 1 of 2  
24-Jan 1998 Cold War  
14-Mar 1998 Commercial Hotel  
10-Oct 1996 Conant, John Ashbel  
20-Nov 1999 Costello - Willimantic : A comfortable environment for Costello - part 2 of 3  
27-Nov 1999 Costello family name linked to city - part 3 of 3  
13-Nov 1999 Costello proficient in silk industry - part 1 of 3  
12-Oct 2002 County Jail - The first county jail was a haven for dissenters  
5-Oct 2002 "Creaking cart" and some plaintiff cries for mercy  
19-Apr 2003 Cross - Gov. Wilbur Cross returns to his roots for a dedication  
8-Jan 2004 Cunningham, Thomas and his Willimantic life - part 1 of 2  
15-Jan 2004 Cunningham, Thomas -The evolution of Valley St. - part 2 of 2  
26-Oct 1996 Dunn, Danny  
21-Aug 1999 Eagle's Nest house fire 1929  
19-Apr 1997 Eagleville  
13-Feb 1999 Electro-Motive was an important part of city economy  
10-Oct 1998 Elks' Lodge - part 1 of 2  
28-Oct 2004 Elks Lodge - History of - part 2 of 2  
17-Oct 1998 Elks' Lodge - part 2 of 2  
21-Oct 2004 Elks Lodge has a long, storied history - part 1 of 2  
24-Jun 2004 Elliot family - From bicycles to insurance - Elliot did it all - part 2 of 2  
17-Jun 2004 Elliot family was a dynasty in town - part 1 of 2  
3-Jan 1998 Ellsberg, Edward                            
15-Apr 2004 Fall of 1967 - City elections, blizzard, and ATCO jobs - part 3 of 3  
8-Apr 2004 Fall of 1967 - Electro-Motive,- library budget --- part 2 of 3  
1-Apr 2004 Fall of 1967 - part 1 of 3  
3-May 2003 Father deBruycker brought Belgium with him  
2-Nov 1996 Fenton, Capt. Charles  
15-Jul 2004 Fighting the demon of drink - part 1 of 2  
22-Jul 2004 Fighting the demon of drink - The saga of the Connecticut Home - part 2 of 2  
10-Jul 1999 Fire Companies' Labor Day Parade - part 1 of 2  
17-Jul 1999 Fire Companies' Labor Day Parade - part 2 of 2  
16-Oct 1999 Fire in '53 damaged historic buildings  
13-Jun 1996 Fires of June, 1896  
21-Jul 2001 Fitch, Isaac : Colonial carpenter - part 1 of 2  
28-Jul 2001 Fitch, Isaac : Lebanon's master builder - part 2 of 2  
14-Dec 1996 Footbridge - part 1 of 4  
21-Dec 1996 Footbridge - part 2 of 4  
28-Dec 1996 Footbridge - part 3 of 4  
4-Jan 1997 Footbridge - part 4 of 4  
2-Mar 2002 Foster, Kirk - Many jobs, but he was loyal to the city - part 2 of 2  
23-Feb 2002 Foster, Kirk - Selling yeast : the rising career of a Foster - part 1 of 2  
15-Sep 2001 Frank's - Combing Hartford's Farmers' Market - part 2 of 3  
22-Sep 2001 Frank's - Everyone stopped at Franks - part 3 of 3  
8-Sep 2001 Frank's - When bananas sold 20 for a quarter - part 1 of 3  
7-Dec 2002 Gem Cinema : Electronic picture palace  
14-Jul 2005 Gladys Tantaquideon  
13-May 2000 Grange’s lobbying leads to UConn predecessor  
9-Nov 2002 Grant, William D.  
31-May 1996 Greer, Josephine Lauter  
4-Aug 2005 Growth of a bank                              
21-Jul 2005 Haggerty, James  The Irish tradition  
15-Nov 2003 Hall - Sad saga of Henry Hall : promise comes to tragic end  
5-Apr 2003 Hanks brothers rebuild the silk mill - part 2 of 2  
29-Mar 2003 Hanks Hill mill - part 1 of 2  
23-Nov 2002 Hartsons - mainstay of North Windham life  
5-Jul 1996 Hayden Block - Part 1 of 3  
11-Jul 1996 Hayden Block - Part 2 of 3  
25-Jul 1996 Hayden Block - Part 3 of 3  
17-Mar 2005 Heap, Eunice : Essence of generosity - part 1 of 1  
24-Mar 2005 Heap, Eunice : Founding of a congregation - part 2 of 2  
2*21 1998 Hebard House - Brisktop Rd.  
18-Oct 2003 Hickey, John and the Irish population  
14-Jul 2001 High tech way to research local history  
7-Jun 2003 Hillhouse and Taylor  
8-Mar 1997 Hills, Thomas Morton, M.D.  
1-Dec 2001 Hilltop Hose Co. Number 3 - Hilltop Firehouse - part 3 of 3  
24-Nov 2001 Hilltop Hose Co. Number 3 - Hilltoppers' celebrate 20th - part 2 of 3  
17-Nov 2001 Hilltop Hose Co. Number 3 - part 1 of 3  
15-Dec 2005 Holland family  
20-Sep 2003 Holland Silk Mills  
10-Nov 2005 Holmes, Elisha - A small dynasty in South Windham - part 2 of 2  
3-Nov 2005 Holmes, Elisha - part 1 of 2  
19-Oct 1996 Hooker, Seth  
15-Aug 1996 Hormisdas Dion - first French-Canadian Mayor  
28-Aug 1999 Horse racing was Willimantic's passion  
26-Apr 2003 Horseshoe Group - The illustrious history of the Horseshoe Group  
10-May 1997 Hosmer Mountain Bottling Co.  
17-May 1997 Hosmer Mountain Bottling Co.  
26-Apr 1997 Hosmer Mountain Bottling Co.  
28-Nov 1998 Hotel Hooker  
6-Jun 1998 Howard University - part 1 of 2  
13-Jun 1998 Howard University - part 2 of 2  
22-Mar 2003 Hunter, John Lathrop - attorney and journalist  
17-May 1996 Huntington, Samuel : First President  
15-Dec 2001 Hurleys - Closing of Hurley's - part 1 of 3  
22-Dec 2001 Hurleys - Continuing saga of the Hurley store - part 2 of 3  
29-Dec 2001 Hurleys - End of Hurley's - part 3 of 3  
23-May 1998 Hurteau, Clement  
4-Nov 2004 Iron comes to "Willimantuck"  
25-Aug 2005 Ives, Lawson : A man and his village  
11-Jul 1998 Jackson St.  
18-Dec 2003 Jackson St. - Lace curtain Irish and Jackson St. roots  
30-Dec 2000 Jillson Family: a Willimantic original (part 1 of 2)  
6-Jan 2001 Jillson's impact - part 2 of 2  
3-Mar 2006 Jogging memories through photographs - An old-fashioned clambake - part 2 of 3  
10-Mar 2006 Jogging memories through photographs - Illegal rum and murder most foul - part 3 of 3  
23-Feb 2006 Jogging memories through photographs - part 1 of 3  
16-Mar 2006 Jordan Block - Story behind the Jordan Block  
18-Sep 1999 Jordan Block fire - 1916 - One dead in Jordan Block demolition - part 3 of 3  
11-Sep 1999 Jordan Block fire - 1916 - part 2 of 3  
4-Sep 1999 Jordan Block fire -1916 - part 1 of 3  
9-Oct 1999 Jordan, Lyman - Had a passion for music  
2-Oct 1999 Jordans : unknown but for road that bears their name  
5-Aug 2004 Keigwin, John  
18-Jul 1998 Kelly, Thomas J.  
30-Aug 2003 Knights of Columbus helped beautify the city  
27-Sep 2003 Knox, Howard, M.D. made contributions  
24-Apr 1999 Larrabee - Frank Larrabee - grocer and mayor  
24-Aug 2002 Larrabees of Windham have long history  
10-May 2003 Leavitt - Just who was Burton Leavitt and his act?  
14-Jun 2003 Lebanon - Grisly 1884 murder  
8-Aug 1998 Lewis, Joseph  
10-Jun 2004 Lincoln - The prominent Lincoln family  
3-Jun 2004 Lincoln Square - once a busy city intersection  
5-Sep 1996 Lincoln, Melvin  
1-Feb 1997 Loomer Opera House  
13-Nov 1998 Loomer Opera House  
28-Feb 1998 Lover's Lane  
15-Sep 2005 Low, Ernest Frederick - part 1 of 2  
22-Sep 2005 Low, Ernest Frederick - part 2 of 2  
7-Oct 2004 Lucky Strike bowling brings back residents' memories      
26-Apr 1997 Main St.   
15-Feb 2003 Main St. - Merchants who kept Main St. busy  
8-Feb 2003 Main St. 1975  
10-Mar 2001 Marrotte, Ted and his jumpin' jitney  
17-Mar 2001 Marrotte, Ted -Drama arrives at Ted's Taxi Service  
14-Feb 1998 Mason, John  
23-Jun 2005 Masonic Lodge - A grand celebration - part 2 of 2  
16-Jun 2005 Masonic Lodge members elite class - part 1 of 2  
26-Jun 1999 Maverick Laundry Fire -1908 - part 1 of 2  
3-Jul 1999 Maverick Laundry Fire -1908 - part 2 of 2  
11-Nov 2000 Mazzola - Fascinating history of the Mazzola Block (part 1 of 5)  
2-Dec 2000 Mazzola - For drinkers, bushels of clams (part 4 of 5)  
18-Nov 2000 Mazzola - Mr. Gelinas and his stable of horses (part 2 of 5)  
9-Dec 2000 Mazzola - Reflections of an early Main St. grocer (part 5 of 5)  
25-Nov 2000 Mazzola Family – Italian-American success (part 3 of 5)  
31-Jul 1999 McSweeney, Lillian  : early 20th century life - part 2 of 2  
24-Jul 1999 McSweeney, Lillian : early 20th century life - part 1 of 2  
1-Mar 1997 Merrow  
25-Jan 2003 Methodism gains stronghold - part 2 of 2  
18-Jan 2003 Methodists struggle to gain a foothold - part 1 of 2  
6-Apr 2006 Mildred Aspinwall's Diary  
13-Apr 2006 Mildred has a beau  
28-Dec 2002 Mill number 4 : built to great acclaim, a history of trouble  
15-Jun 2006 Mills strike of 1912 - Lizzie Flynn to the rescue - part 2 of 2  
8-Jun 2006 Mills strike of 1912 - part 1 of 2  
13-Dec 2003 Monroe, Irene: Willimantic through and through  
27-Jan 2005 Monthly "Yarn" told some real tales  
26-Apr 1998 MOUNTAIN sT.  
24-Oct 1998 Murray Building  
12-Sep 1996 Murray, Hugh                        
8-Sep 2005 Nason, George  
23-Mar 2006 Natchaug High School Years  
3-May 1997 Nathan Hale Bottling Co.  
22-Dec 2005 Newspapers - Rise of newspapers in Willimantic  
4-Dec 1999 Normal School fire 1943  
6-Jun 1996 Oaks : Doctor Mason's Hospital  
10-Apr 1999 Old ads are great source of history  
23-Nov 2005 Original drafts of history  
1-Sep 2005 Origins of the Chamber of Commerce  
5-Feb 2000 Papillon - Investiture of Monsignor J.J. Papillon  
22-May 1999 Parades - Coming Home parade 1946  
21-Sep 2002 Parades - July 4 military parade predates Boombox by years  
21-Apr 2005 Park debates in 1800s - A city park by default - part 3 of 3  
7-Apr 2005 Park debates in 1800s - part 1 of 3  
14-Apr 2005 Park debates in 1800s - Public park supporters fight o - part 2 of 3  
20-Jun 1998 Park Spring  
4-Jan 2003 Picture shows thrived in movie hungry town  
2-May 1998 Pine Grove Seminary - South Windham  
11-Aug 2005 Pinney, Julius - A forgotten name  
22-Feb 2003 Pipe organ firm provided unique industry  
11-Jan 2003 Polish-Americans have long history in Willimantic  
29-Apr 2004 Potter family - long, proud history  
12-Jan 2002 Potter, Dwight  
26-Feb 2004 Power struggle in the county - part 1 of 2  
4-Mar 2004 Power struggle in the county - The Willimantic bribe - part 2 of 2  
27-Jun 1996 Prospect Hill  
14-Aug 1999 QVCTC's new location - Todd's store  
14-Oct 2000 Railroad -  (part 2 of 3) - Plans become a reality  
7-Oct 2000 Railroad - (part 1 of 3) Laying down tracks for expansion  
21-Oct 2000 Railroad - (part 3 of 3) – Connection between sea and city  
24-Feb 2005 Raybo - The year that "Raybo" came to Willimantic  
1-Aug 1996 Readers' Comments  
25-Oct 2003 Redevelopment disaster - Jillson Square  
10-Feb 2005 Rev. Ramsdell's magical campground  
8-Aug 1996 Robinson, Judge Otto  
20-Feb 1999 Rolley article paints colorful picture of city     
17-Feb 2001 Roosevelt - An historic first : The President comes to town - part 2 of 2  
24-Feb 2001 Roosevelt - The city's big day finally arrives - part 3 of 4  
3-Mar 2001 Roosevelt - The Visit: bracing air and a handshake - part 4 of 4  
10-Feb 2001 Roosevelt - When the President came to Willimantic - part 1 of 4  
8-Jan 2000 Roselin Company treats workers to a lavish Christmas Party  
19-Feb 2000 Rumors arise from 1944 fire  
4-Oct 2003 Schiller's Greek revival building is oldest on Main St. - part 1 of 2  
11-Oct 2003 Schiller's Sewing Circle building's long history - part 2 of 2  
9-Feb 2002 Scotland Dam - part 1 of 2  
16-Feb 2002 Scotland Dam - part 2 of 2  
26-May 2005 Sears Roebuck home on tour  
14-Oct 2004 Series of local scandals at G.A.R. convention  
6-Nov 1999 Shell Chateau fire  
22-Jan 2000 Smithville Mills are gone but not forgotten (Part 1 of 2)  
29-Jan 2000 Smithville Mills are gone but not forgotten (Part 2 of 2)  
9-Aug 2003 Sodom - The origins and history of "Sodom"  
15-Feb 1997 South Coventry Village  
23-Aug 2003 South end of Lebanon's Green a changed piece of land  
29-Jun 2002 South Windham - A gunfight wakes up the village  
4-Nov 2000 South Windham : Saga of South Windham’s finest home  
12-Aug 2004 South Windham village once  booming  
6-Jul 2002 South Windham : A mysterious robber shows up  
28-Oct 2000 South Windham, Italianate flourished  
12-Jul 1997 Spellman and Co., Meat Market -part 1 of 2  
19-Jul 1997 Spellman and Co., Meat Market -part 2 of 2  
30-Sep 2004 Sports - Rich history of sporting events and achievements  
8-Jul 2004 St. Jean-Baptiste Society - Dedicated to French-Canadian culture - part 2 of 2  
1-Jul 2004 St. Jean-Baptiste Society - part 1 of 2  
15-Jul 2000 St. Joseph’s missing statue  
30-Nov 2002 St. Mary's Parish: Stronghold of French-Canadians  
22-Aug 1996 St. Mary's School  
13-May 2004 St. Mary's turns 100 - part 1 of 2  
20-May 2004 St. Mary's turns 100 - The deBruyckers arrive at St. Mary's - part 2 of 2  
30-Jun 2005 Start of a church  
16-Aug 2003 State Normal School for Teachers comes to the city  
6-May 2000 Storrs Agricultural School  
3-Mar 2005 Stressful immigration   
26-Apr 1997 Sullivan, Michael       
1-Dec 2005 Taintor dynasty  
25-Apr 1998 Taylor - Hathaway house  
15-Aug 1998 Terry, Clark  
10-Aug 2002 "The Yarn" had many tales about ATCO  
15-Mar 1997 Thread City Beauty Parlor  
26-Aug 2000 Thread City Candy Kitchen  
22-Apr 2004 Thread City's main thoroughfare  
1-Jun 2006 Tour adds two homes - part 2 of 2  
25-May 2006 Tour will feature new homes - part 1 of 2  
16-Nov 1996 Town Hall - part 1 of 4  
23-Nov 1996 Town Hall - part 2 of 4  
30-Nov 1996 Town Hall - part 3 of 4  
7-Dec 1996 Town Hall - part 4 of 4  
9-Nov 1996 Town Hall architect  
19-Dec 1998 Trade School - Has a lot of history - part 1 of 7  
26-Dec 1998 Trade School - A resounding success  
2-Jan 1999 Trade School - 40s brought transition to Willimantic Trade School - part 3 of 7  
30-Jan 1999 Trade School - A Brooklyn organ comes to Tech - part 7 of 7  
23-Jan 1999 Trade School - Former school site now a parking lot - part 6 of 7  
9-Jan 1999 Trade School - Former student remembers Trade School - part 4 of 7  
16-Jan 1999 Trade School - Windham Tech gets a new home - part 4 of 7  
16-Nov 2002 Tragedy at Coventry Lake : 1896  
3-Mar 2005 Treasures of Willimantic - part 1 of 2  
10-Mar 2005 Treasures of Willimantic - part 2 of 2  
6-Dec 2003 Trip down memory lane : Pleasant St.  
22-Feb 1997 Trolleys  
18-Aug 2001 Trumbull, Jonathan  : Tragic history of Faith Trumbull Huntington - part 2 of 4  
25-Aug 2001 Trumbull, Jonathan  : Trumbull's talented children - part 3 of 4  
11-Aug 2001 Trumbull, Jonathan : A well-spent life - part 1 of 4  
1-Sep 2001 Trumbull, Jonathan l : Figure of history paints his own history - part 4 of 4  
14-Mar 1998 Turner Block        
26-Jul 2003 Turner Block gives Teddy the sense of a "big city"  
12-Apr 2003 Turner Block: once thriving, finally demolished  
21-Dec 2002 Turner, Phineas : Silk in his blood - part 2 of 2  
14-Dec 2002 Turner, Phineas: Overlooked but not forgotten - part 1 of 2  
24-May 1997 Turnpikes : Early Turnpikes  
27-Mar 1999 UConn - Jorgensen credited with UConn's growth  
20-Mar 1999 UConn - Postwar UConn saw many changes  
1-Nov 2003 Union St. once a thriving thoroughfare  
16-Feb 2006 Untapped sources of history - Battle of Hither Place - part 3 of 3  
2-Feb 2006 Untapped sources of history - part 1 of 3  
9-Feb 2006 Untapped sources of history - Windham Ponde - part 2 of 3  
12-Dec 1998 Valley and Church - Then and now - part 2 of 2  
5-Dec 1998 Valley and Church - Then and Now - part 1 of 2  
9-Dec 2004 Vanderman Family  
21-Mar 1998 Vanderman, William  
15-May 1999 Victorian Home tour  
26-May 2001 Victorian Home tour and street names  
24-May 2003 Victorian house tour  
1-Jun 2002 Victorian tour : 125Windham Rd, 384 Pleasant St. - Part 4 of 4  
25-May 2002 Victorian tour : 171 High St., 190 North St. - part 3 of 4  
18-May 2002 Victorian tour : Hall family home: Chestnut St. - part 2 of 4  
11-May 2002 Victorian tour : Hathaway House - part 1 of 4  
6-Jan 2005 Visit to Dunham Hall library  
4-May 2006 War Years - For ATCO, war meant profit - part 3 of 5  
6-Apr 2006 War Years - Highs and lows of war - part 2 of 5  
20-Apr 2006 War Years - part 1 of 5  
18-May 2006 War Years - War brings challenges - part 5 of 5  
11-May 2006 War Years - Willimantic men head to war - part 4 of 5  
27-May 2004 Weir painting graces St. Paul's in Windham  
10-May 1996 Welcome to the History Column  
2-Dec 2004 Welcome to Willimantic - 1953 style  
30-Sep 2000 When a convent treated the sick  
4-Aug 2001 When electric cookers came to the city: CL&P  
22-Jul 2000 WHS - Early days of Windham High (part 1 of 5)  
29-Jul 2000 WHS - Early days of Windham High (part 2 of 5) Building began in 1896  
5-Aug 2000 WHS - Early days of Windham High (part 3 of 5) Academic Groundwork  
12-Aug 2000 WHS - Early days of Windham High (part 4 of 5) WHS goes up in flames  
19-Aug 2000 WHS - Early days of Windham High (part 5 of 5) Windham rebuilds after fire  
9-Jun 2005 WHS 1908 baseball team - Almost a champion -  
5-Jul 2003 WILI - Radio man Herbert Rice and WILI - part 2 of 3  
28-Jun 2003 WILI puts Willimantic "on the air" - part 1 of 3  
12-Jul 2003 WILI -The Polka Lady and the weatherman - part 3 of 3       
2-Jun 2005 Willimantic - A city of fine mills and lovely burial grounds  
22-Nov 2003 Willimantic - Everyday people make up a community  
20-Jan 2001 Willimantic - Living memories hold key to Willimantic past  
25-Mar 2000 Willimantic - Local baseball hero’s life ends in tragedy  
11-Nov 2004 Willimantic - Local education  
1-Apr 2000 Willimantic - Local politician was also a talented baseball player  
19-Jul 2003 Willimantic - One more historic building being allowed to crumble  
23-Oct 1999 Willimantic Air Show 1929  
9-Sep 2004 Willimantic and the war - A wartime economy - part 3 of 4  
26-Aug 2004 Willimantic and the war - part 1 of 4  
16-Sep 2004 Willimantic and the war - City gets a nod from the War Department - part 4 of 4  
2-Sep 2004 Willimantic and the war -Aiding the war effort by City's Industries - part 2 of 4  
15-Mar 2003 Willimantic Auto Show of 1920  
26-Apr 1997 Willimantic Bottling Co.  
20-Jul 2002 Willimantic Campground - A pleasant spot for a campground - part 2 of 2  
13-Jul 2002 Willimantic Campground - part 1 of 2  
30-Aug 1997 Willimantic Cemetery - part 1 of 2  
6-Sep 1997 Willimantic Cemetery - part 2 of 2  
8-Apr 2000 Willimantic Fair was considered best in the area  
24-Nov 2004 Willimantic footbridge colorful history  
28-Dec 2002 Willimantic Gas Works.explosion  
15-Jan 2000 Willimantic has a “Close Encounter”  in 1909  
29-Jun 2006 Willimantic in 1890 - Fire Companies' roles  
22-Jun 2006 Willimantic in 1890 - part 1 of 2  
3-Apr 1999 Willimantic news - 1930  
29-Aug 1996 Willimantic Public Library  
29-May 1999 Willimantic Sunday Herald - Publisher sued for slander - part 1 of 4  
5-Jun 1999 Willimantic Sunday Herald - Publisher sued for slander - part 2 of 4  
12-Jun 1999 Willimantic Sunday Herald - Publisher sued for slander - part 3 of 4  
19-Jun 1999 Willimantic Sunday Herald - Publisher sued for slander - part 4 of 4  
26-Jan 2002 Willimantic tomatoes throughout the land  
5-Sep 1998 Willimantic Water Works  
2-Aug 2003 Willimantic Water Works : The life and achievements of Windham's "water giver"  
20-May 2000 Willimantic’s 1931 VFW encampment  
18-Mar 2000 Willimantic’s first baseball team  
26-Oct 2002 Willimantic-Baltic Trolley - part 1 of 2  
2-Nov 2002 Willimantic-Baltic trolley - part 2 of 2  
1-Mar 2003 Willimantic's "Little Italy" - part 1 of 2  
8-Mar 2003 Willimantic's "Little Italy" -Italian immigrants energized city - part 2 of 2  
16-Dec 2004 Willimantic's 150th anniversary  
2-Jun 2001 Willimantic's finest homes open  
31-Jan 1998 Willimantic's First Air Mail flight - part 1  
7-Feb 1998 Willimantic's First Air Mail flight - part 2  
3-Oct 1996 Willimantic's first newspaper - "The Public Medium"  
18-Aug 2005 Willimantic's last "Red Hot Mama"  
13-Sep 2003 Willimantic's railroad hub - Businessmen band together - part 2 of 2  
6-Sep 2003 Willimantic's railroad hub - part 1 of 2  
19-Oct 2002 Willington native and his fine Willimantic graves  
19-Jan 2002 Wilson Drug Co. : Willimantic's "Old Reliable"  
1-Feb 2003 Windham - hometown to stage great Charles Abbe  
7-Sep 2002 Windham almshouse had troubled history  
2-Sep 2000 Windham Center Post Office (Part 1 of 3)  
9-Sep 2000 Windham Center Post Office (Part 2 of 3)  
16-Sep 2000 Windham Center Post Office (Part 3 of 3)       
14-Feb 1998 Windham Center Rd.  
3-Jun 2000 Windham Free Library is home to historical articles  
29-Nov 2003 Windham gunpowder mill first for the colonies  
25-Jan 1997 Windham Hospital  
30-Dec 2004 Windham Hospital - Fundraising for the hospital  
25-Jan 1997 Windham Hospital - The Hatch connection  
14-Mar 1998 Windham Hotel  
7-Jul 2005 Windham House Hotel  
29-Mar 1997 Windham Rd. Bridge - The entrance for Willimantic  
5-Apr 1997 Windham Rd. Bridge - Partnership helped build Windham Rd. bridge  
12-Apr 1997 Windham Rd. Bridge  
31-Aug 2002 Windham Register : All the history that's fit to print  
23-Dec 2004 Windham's Founding Father  
19-Aug 2004 Windham's Swifts  
27-May 2000 Wine, fruit and ecstasy in Windham  
26-May 1996 Wright, Frederick " early CT portrait painter  
21-Apr 2001 Zion Hill -  Hon. A.A. Burnham makes Windham home - part 5 of 6  
28-Apr 2001 Zion Hill - Able financier moves in to Zion Hill - part 6 of 6  
31-Mar 2001 Zion Hill - Eleazar Fitch: loyal to the crown - part 2 of 6  
7-Apr 2001 Zion Hill - Eleazar Fitch: Sherriff Fitch couldn't hold his tongue - part 3 of 6  
24-Mar 2001 Zion Hill - End of an era - end of a mansion - part 1 of 6  
14-Apr 2001 Zion Hill - House on Zion's Hill changes hands - part 4 of 6  
 
Date Year Chronicle Articles 1996-2005
10-May 1996 Welcome to the History Column
10-May 1996 Welcome to the History Column
17-May 1996 Huntington, Samuel : First President
26-May 1996 Wright, Frederick " early CT portrait painter
31-May 1996 Greer, Josephine Lauter
6-Jun 1996 Oaks : Doctor Mason's Hospital
13-Jun 1996 Fires of June, 1896
20-Jun 1996 Atwoodville
27-Jun 1996 Prospect Hill
5-Jul 1996 Hayden Block - Part 1 of 3
11-Jul 1996 Hayden Block - Part 2 of 3
25-Jul 1996 Hayden Block - Part 3 of 3
1-Aug 1996 Readers' Comments
8-Aug 1996 Robinson, Judge Otto
15-Aug 1996 Hormisdas Dion - first French-Canadian Mayor
22-Aug 1996 St. Mary's School
29-Aug 1996 Willimantic Public Library
5-Sep 1996 Lincoln, Melvin
12-Sep 1996 Murray, Hugh                      
3-Oct 1996 Willimantic's first newspaper - "The Public Medium"
10-Oct 1996 Conant, John Ashbel
19-Oct 1996 Hooker, Seth
26-Oct 1996 Dunn, Danny
2-Nov 1996 Fenton, Capt. Charles
9-Nov 1996 Town Hall architect
16-Nov 1996 Town Hall - part 1 of 4
23-Nov 1996 Town Hall - part 2 of 4
30-Nov 1996 Town Hall - part 3 of 4
7-Dec 1996 Town Hall - part 4 of 4
14-Dec 1996 Footbridge - part 1 of 4
21-Dec 1996 Footbridge - part 2 of 4
28-Dec 1996 Footbridge - part 3 of 4
4-Jan 1997 Footbridge - part 4 of 4
11-Jan 1997 Bigelow, Lucius  NOT AVAILABLE ON WEB
25-Jan 1997 Windham Hospital
25-Jan 1997 Windham Hospital - The Hatch connection
1-Feb 1997 Loomer Opera House
8-Feb 1997 Churches  
15-Feb 1997 South Coventry Village
22-Feb 1997 Accidents- South Windham Trolley crash
22-Feb 1997 Trolleys
1-Mar 1997 Merrow
8-Mar 1997 Hills, Thomas Morton, M.D.
15-Mar 1997 Thread City Beauty Parlor
29-Mar 1997 Windham Rd. Bridge - The entrance for Willimantic
5-Apr 1997 Windham Rd. Bridge - Partnership helped build Windham Rd. bridge
12-Apr 1997 Windham Rd. Bridge
19-Apr 1997 Eagleville
26-Apr 1997 Bottling
26-Apr 1997 Hosmer Mountain Bottling Co.
26-Apr 1997 Main St. 
26-Apr 1997 Sullivan, Michael     
26-Apr 1997 Willimantic Bottling Co.
3-May 1997 Nathan Hale Bottling Co.
10-May 1997 Hosmer Mountain Bottling Co.
17-May 1997 Hosmer Mountain Bottling Co.
24-May 1997 Turnpikes : Early Turnpikes
14-Jun 1997 ATCO - Mill No. 5 - part 1 of 2
21-Jun 1997 ATCO - Mill No. 5 - part 2 of 2
28-Jun 1997 ATCO - Mill No. 6 - part 1 of 2
5-Jul 1997 ATCO - Mill No. 6 - part 2 of 2
12-Jul 1997 Spellman and Co., Meat Market -part 1 of 2
19-Jul 1997 Spellman and Co., Meat Market -part 2 of 2
2-Aug 1997 Bird's Eye view -part 1 of 4
9-Aug 1997 Bird's Eye view -part 2 of 4
16-Aug 1997 Bird's Eye view -part 3 of 4
23-Aug 1997 Bird's Eye view -part 4 of 4
30-Aug 1997 Cemeteries - part 1 of 3
30-Aug 1997 Willimantic Cemetery - part 1 of 2
6-Sep 1997 Cemeteries - part 2 of 3
6-Sep 1997 Willimantic Cemetery - part 2 of 2
20-Sep 1997 Cemeteries - part 3 of 3
27-Sep 1997 Atkins, Floyd - part 1 of 2
4-Oct 1997 Atkins, Floyd - part 2 of 2
11-Oct 1997 Beller, Ray - part 1 of 2
18-Oct 1997 Beller, Ray - part 2 of 2
25-Oct 1997 Boss, Eugene - part 1 of 2
1-Nov 1997 Boss, Eugene - part 2 of 2
8-Nov 1997 Ballamahack Rd
29-Nov 1997 74 Windham St. - part 1
6-Dec 1997 74 Windham St. - part 2
6-Dec 1997 Clark, Mary Bidwell - part 1 of 3
13-Dec 1997 Clark, Mary Bidwell - part 2 of 3
20-Dec 1997 Clark, Mary Bidwell - part 3 of 3
27-Dec 1997 Buck, Edwin
  1997 Chase, George
3-Jan 1998 Ellsberg, Edward                          
24-Jan 1998 Cold War
31-Jan 1998 Willimantic's First Air Mail flight - part 1
7-Feb 1998 Willimantic's First Air Mail flight - part 2
14-Feb 1998 Mason, John
14-Feb 1998 Windham Center Rd.
21-Feb 1998 Bricktop Rd - The 1876 Hebard House
28-Feb 1998 Bingham Home
28-Feb 1998 Lover's Lane
14-Mar 1998 Commercial Hotel
14-Mar 1998 Turner Block      
14-Mar 1998 Windham Hotel
21-Mar 1998 Vanderman, William
28-Mar 1998 Chaffee, Joseph - part 1 of 2
4-Apr 1998 Chaffee, Joseph - part 2 of 2
11-Apr 1998 Asher House - part 1 of 2
18-Apr 1998 Asher House - part 2 of 2
25-Apr 1998 Childrens'  Library
25-Apr 1998 Taylor - Hathaway house
26-Apr 1998 MOUNTAIN sT.
2-May 1998 Pine Grove Seminary - South Windham
23-May 1998 Hurteau, Clement
30-May 1998 Cardinal Saloon
6-Jun 1998 Cashman, Eleazar - part 1 of 2
6-Jun 1998 Howard University - part 1 of 2
13-Jun 1998 Cashman, Eleazar - part 2 of 2
13-Jun 1998 Howard University - part 2 of 2
20-Jun 1998 Park Spring
27-Jun 1998 Caisse, Alex - part 1 of 2
4-Jul 1998 Caisse, Alex - part 2 of 2
11-Jul 1998 Clarke Maternity Hospital
11-Jul 1998 Jackson St.
18-Jul 1998 Kelly, Thomas J.
25-Jul 1998 Backus Store - South Windham
1-Aug 1998 Amidon Mansion
8-Aug 1998 Lewis, Joseph
15-Aug 1998 Terry, Clark
29-Aug 1998 1899 City Report - part 1 of 2
5-Sep 1998 1899 City Report - part 2 of 2
5-Sep 1998 Willimantic Water Works
10-Oct 1998 Elks' Lodge - part 1 of 2
17-Oct 1998 Elks' Lodge - part 2 of 2
24-Oct 1998 Murray Building
6-Nov 1998 ATCO - Mill No. 2
13-Nov 1998 Loomer Opera House
28-Nov 1998 Hotel Hooker
5-Dec 1998 Chaffeeville Silk Mill
5-Dec 1998 Valley and Church - Then and Now - part 1 of 2
12-Dec 1998 Valley and Church - Then and now - part 2 of 2
19-Dec 1998 Trade School - Has a lot of history - part 1 of 7
26-Dec 1998 Trade School - A resounding success
2*21 1998 Hebard House - Brisktop Rd.
2-Jan 1999 Trade School - 40s brought transition to Willimantic Trade School - part 3 of 7
9-Jan 1999 Trade School - Former student remembers Trade School - part 4 of 7
16-Jan 1999 Trade School - Windham Tech gets a new home - part 4 of 7
23-Jan 1999 Trade School - Former school site now a parking lot - part 6 of 7
30-Jan 1999 Trade School - A Brooklyn organ comes to Tech - part 7 of 7
6-Feb 1999 1940s magazine took a look at Electro-Motive Co.
13-Feb 1999 Electro-Motive was an important part of city economy
20-Feb 1999 Rolley article paints colorful picture of city   
27-Feb 1999 Circle Magazine sings city's praises
6-Mar 1999 ATCO : Magazine writer impressed by ATCO
13-Mar 1999 Ads reveal thriving businesses in Willimantic
20-Mar 1999 UConn - Postwar UConn saw many changes
27-Mar 1999 UConn - Jorgensen credited with UConn's growth
3-Apr 1999 Willimantic news - 1930
10-Apr 1999 Old ads are great source of history
17-Apr 1999 196 Church St.
24-Apr 1999 Larrabee - Frank Larrabee - grocer and mayor
1-May 1999 214 Church St.
8-May 1999 275 Summit St.
15-May 1999 Victorian Home tour
22-May 1999 Parades - Coming Home parade 1946
29-May 1999 Willimantic Sunday Herald - Publisher sued for slander - part 1 of 4
5-Jun 1999 Willimantic Sunday Herald - Publisher sued for slander - part 2 of 4
12-Jun 1999 Willimantic Sunday Herald - Publisher sued for slander - part 3 of 4
19-Jun 1999 Willimantic Sunday Herald - Publisher sued for slander - part 4 of 4
26-Jun 1999 Maverick Laundry Fire -1908 - part 1 of 2
3-Jul 1999 Maverick Laundry Fire -1908 - part 2 of 2
24-Jul 1999 McSweeney, Lillian : early 20th century life - part 1 of 2
31-Jul 1999 McSweeney, Lillian  : early 20th century life - part 2 of 2
7-Aug 1999 Bergeron - Socorro Bergeron - professional dancer
14-Aug 1999 QVCTC's new location - Todd's store
21-Aug 1999 Eagle's Nest house fire 1929
28-Aug 1999 Horse racing was Willimantic's passion
4-Sep 1999 Jordan Block fire -1916 - part 1 of 3
11-Sep 1999 Jordan Block fire - 1916 - part 2 of 3
18-Sep 1999 Jordan Block fire - 1916 - One dead in Jordan Block demolition - part 3 of 3
25-Sep 1999 Baldwin - "General" Lloyd Baldwin - "man who built Willimantic"
2-Oct 1999 Jordans : unknown but for road that bears their name
9-Oct 1999 Jordan, Lyman - Had a passion for music
16-Oct 1999 Fire in '53 damaged historic buildings
23-Oct 1999 Willimantic Air Show 1929
30-Oct 1999 Church St. sure has changed
6-Nov 1999 Shell Chateau fire
13-Nov 1999 Costello proficient in silk industry - part 1 of 3
20-Nov 1999 Costello - Willimantic : A comfortable environment for Costello - part 2 of 3
27-Nov 1999 Costello family name linked to city - part 3 of 3
4-Dec 1999 Normal School fire 1943
11-Dec 1999 Cody - Buffalo Bill entertains Willimantic - part 1 of 2
18-Dec 1999 Cody - Buffalo Bill Cody performs to a sellout crowd - part 2 of 2
8-Jan 2000 Roselin Company treats workers to a lavish Christmas Party
15-Jan 2000 Willimantic has a “Close Encounter”  in 1909
22-Jan 2000 Smithville Mills are gone but not forgotten (Part 1 of 2)
29-Jan 2000 Smithville Mills are gone but not forgotten (Part 2 of 2)
5-Feb 2000 Papillon - Investiture of Monsignor J.J. Papillon
19-Feb 2000 Rumors arise from 1944 fire
26-Feb 2000 1945 Phone Directory
4-Mar 2000 1945 Phone Directory – Businesses (part 1 of 2)
11-Mar 2000 1945 Phone Directory – Businesses (part 2 of 2) Goods and services widely available
18-Mar 2000 Willimantic’s first baseball team
25-Mar 2000 Willimantic - Local baseball hero’s life ends in tragedy
1-Apr 2000 Willimantic - Local politician was also a talented baseball player
8-Apr 2000 Willimantic Fair was considered best in the area
15-Apr 2000 Baseball fun at Willimantic’s Rec Park
22-Apr 2000 255 High St. is rich in history
29-Apr 2000 18 Bellevue St. is an example of Yankee elite
6-May 2000 Storrs Agricultural School
13-May 2000 Grange’s lobbying leads to UConn predecessor
20-May 2000 Willimantic’s 1931 VFW encampment
27-May 2000 Wine, fruit and ecstasy in Windham
3-Jun 2000 Windham Free Library is home to historical articles
10-Jun 2000 Carroll Family (part 1 of 4)
17-Jun 2000 Carroll Family (part 2 of 4) – Carroll family children
24-Jun 2000 Carroll Family (part 3 of 4) – Carrolls were upstanding members of the community
1-Jul 2000 Carroll Family (part 4 of 4)
8-Jul 2000 1910’s Fourth of July Parade
15-Jul 2000 St. Joseph’s missing statue
22-Jul 2000 WHS - Early days of Windham High (part 1 of 5)
29-Jul 2000 WHS - Early days of Windham High (part 2 of 5) Building began in 1896
5-Aug 2000 WHS - Early days of Windham High (part 3 of 5) Academic Groundwork
12-Aug 2000 WHS - Early days of Windham High (part 4 of 5) WHS goes up in flames
19-Aug 2000 WHS - Early days of Windham High (part 5 of 5) Windham rebuilds after fire
26-Aug 2000 Thread City Candy Kitchen
2-Sep 2000 Windham Center Post Office (Part 1 of 3)
9-Sep 2000 Windham Center Post Office (Part 2 of 3)
16-Sep 2000 Windham Center Post Office (Part 3 of 3)     
30-Sep 2000 When a convent treated the sick
7-Oct 2000 Railroad - (part 1 of 3) Laying down tracks for expansion
14-Oct 2000 Railroad -  (part 2 of 3) - Plans become a reality
21-Oct 2000 Railroad - (part 3 of 3) – Connection between sea and city
28-Oct 2000 South Windham, Italianate flourished
4-Nov 2000 South Windham : Saga of South Windham’s finest home
11-Nov 2000 Mazzola - Fascinating history of the Mazzola Block (part 1 of 5)
18-Nov 2000 Mazzola - Mr. Gelinas and his stable of horses (part 2 of 5)
25-Nov 2000 Mazzola Family – Italian-American success (part 3 of 5)
2-Dec 2000 Mazzola - For drinkers, bushels of clams (part 4 of 5)
9-Dec 2000 Mazzola - Reflections of an early Main St. grocer (part 5 of 5)
16-Dec 2000 Baptist Church  - A suitable place for the city’s Baptist deaconry (part 1 of 2)
23-Dec 2000 Baptist Church  - Pleasant St. parsonage and its residents (part 2 of 2)
30-Dec 2000 Jillson Family: a Willimantic original (part 1 of 2)
6-Jan 2001 Jillson's impact - part 2 of 2
13-Jan 2001 Andover: More than a commute to Hartford
20-Jan 2001 Willimantic - Living memories hold key to Willimantic past
27-Jan 2001 Brooks, Abel An industrious man of character - part 1 of 2
3-Feb 2001 Brooks, Abel - The days when Alert Hose Co. put out fires - part 2 of 2
10-Feb 2001 Roosevelt - When the President came to Willimantic - part 1 of 4
17-Feb 2001 Roosevelt - An historic first : The President comes to town - part 2 of 2
24-Feb 2001 Roosevelt - The city's big day finally arrives - part 3 of 4
3-Mar 2001 Roosevelt - The Visit: bracing air and a handshake - part 4 of 4
10-Mar 2001 Marrotte, Ted and his jumpin' jitney
17-Mar 2001 Marrotte, Ted -Drama arrives at Ted's Taxi Service
24-Mar 2001 Zion Hill - End of an era - end of a mansion - part 1 of 6
31-Mar 2001 Zion Hill - Eleazar Fitch: loyal to the crown - part 2 of 6
7-Apr 2001 Zion Hill - Eleazar Fitch: Sherriff Fitch couldn't hold his tongue - part 3 of 6
14-Apr 2001 Zion Hill - House on Zion's Hill changes hands - part 4 of 6
21-Apr 2001 Zion Hill -  Hon. A.A. Burnham makes Windham home - part 5 of 6
28-Apr 2001 Zion Hill - Able financier moves in to Zion Hill - part 6 of 6
5-May 2001 ATCO - People who made ATCO run - part 1 of 3
12-May 2001 ATCO - People of ATCO - three new families - part 2 of 3
19-May 2001 ATCO's finest: the Chasses and Ed Peltier - part 3 of 3
26-May 2001 Victorian Home tour and street names
2-Jun 2001 Willimantic's finest homes open
9-Jun 2001 287 Summit - Rich history of house at 287 Summit St. - part 1 of 2
16-Jun 2001 287 Summit -Saga of 287 Summit St. continued - part 2 of 2
23-Jun 2001 175 Summit - House at 175 Summit has a long history - part 1 of 3
30-Jun 2001 175 Summit - Fine house on Summit and a newspaper begins
7-Jul 2001 175 Summit - a fine Victorian house - part 3 of 3
14-Jul 2001 High tech way to research local history
21-Jul 2001 Fitch, Isaac : Colonial carpenter - part 1 of 2
28-Jul 2001 Fitch, Isaac : Lebanon's master builder - part 2 of 2
4-Aug 2001 When electric cookers came to the city: CL&P
11-Aug 2001 Trumbull, Jonathan : A well-spent life - part 1 of 4
18-Aug 2001 Trumbull, Jonathan  : Tragic history of Faith Trumbull Huntington - part 2 of 4
25-Aug 2001 Trumbull, Jonathan  : Trumbull's talented children - part 3 of 4
1-Sep 2001 Trumbull, Jonathan l : Figure of history paints his own history - part 4 of 4
8-Sep 2001 Frank's - When bananas sold 20 for a quarter - part 1 of 3
15-Sep 2001 Frank's - Combing Hartford's Farmers' Market - part 2 of 3
22-Sep 2001 Frank's - Everyone stopped at Franks - part 3 of 3
29-Sep 2001 Baptist Church - Windham's First Baptist Church - part 1 of 7
6-Oct 2001 Baptist Church played leading role - part 2 of 7
13-Oct 2001 Baptist Church - Church's 50th anniversary - part 3 of 7
20-Oct 2001 Baptist Church - Church a beehive of activity - part 4 of 7
27-Oct 2001 Baptist Church - Church drawn into controversy - part 5 of 7
3-Nov 2001 Baptist Church - Period of growth/decline - part 6 of 7
10-Nov 2001 Baptist Church - William Niles Potter - part 7 of 7
17-Nov 2001 Hilltop Hose Co. Number 3 - part 1 of 3
24-Nov 2001 Hilltop Hose Co. Number 3 - Hilltoppers' celebrate 20th - part 2 of 3
1-Dec 2001 Hilltop Hose Co. Number 3 - Hilltop Firehouse - part 3 of 3
8-Dec 2001 Cardinal Square
15-Dec 2001 Hurleys - Closing of Hurley's - part 1 of 3
22-Dec 2001 Hurleys - Continuing saga of the Hurley store - part 2 of 3
29-Dec 2001 Hurleys - End of Hurley's - part 3 of 3
5-Jan 2002 Barrows, Charles :His ingenius designs
12-Jan 2002 Potter, Dwight
19-Jan 2002 Wilson Drug Co. : Willimantic's "Old Reliable"
26-Jan 2002 Willimantic tomatoes throughout the land
2-Feb 2002 Bergeron, Flowimond : A friend of Dempsey and a friend of the city too
9-Feb 2002 Scotland Dam - part 1 of 2
16-Feb 2002 Scotland Dam - part 2 of 2
23-Feb 2002 Foster, Kirk - Selling yeast : the rising career of a Foster - part 1 of 2
2-Mar 2002 Foster, Kirk - Many jobs, but he was loyal to the city - part 2 of 2
9-Mar 2002 Armory : Building of, history, tradition - part 1 of 2
16-Mar 2002 Armory dedication committee - part 2 of 2
23-Mar 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - part 1 of 7
30-Mar 2002 Baseball in Willimantic -
6-Apr 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - Willimantic Colts - part 3 of 7
13-Apr 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - Windham Field : tough encounters - part 4 of 7
20-Apr 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - Colts turn to pro players - part 5 of 7
27-Apr 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - Imports from Boston - part 6 of 7
4-May 2002 Baseball in Willimantic - Colts: jinxed or untalented? - part 7 of 7
11-May 2002 Victorian tour : Hathaway House - part 1 of 4
18-May 2002 Victorian tour : Hall family home: Chestnut St. - part 2 of 4
25-May 2002 Victorian tour : 171 High St., 190 North St. - part 3 of 4
1-Jun 2002 Victorian tour : 125Windham Rd, 384 Pleasant St. - Part 4 of 4
8-Jun 2002 ATCO publication a valuable document - part 1 of 3
15-Jun 2002 ATCO publication - Playing ball the ATCO way - part 2 of 3
22-Jun 2002 ATCO publication -"The Yarn" : A glimpse back - part 3 of 3
29-Jun 2002 South Windham - A gunfight wakes up the village
6-Jul 2002 South Windham : A mysterious robber shows up
13-Jul 2002 Willimantic Campground - part 1 of 2
20-Jul 2002 Willimantic Campground - A pleasant spot for a campground - part 2 of 2
27-Jul 2002 Burnham, Stowell : a hero of the Civil War - part 1 of 2    
3-Aug 2002 Burnham, Stowell : "Squirrel hunting backwoodsman" - part 2 of 2
10-Aug 2002 "The Yarn" had many tales about ATCO
17-Aug 2002 Air Line Railroad
24-Aug 2002 Larrabees of Windham have long history
31-Aug 2002 Windham Register : All the history that's fit to print
7-Sep 2002 Windham almshouse had troubled history
14-Sep 2002 Barden, Myrtle : at 92 years old, a true asset
21-Sep 2002 Parades - July 4 military parade predates Boombox by years
5-Oct 2002 "Creaking cart" and some plaintiff cries for mercy
12-Oct 2002 County Jail - The first county jail was a haven for dissenters
19-Oct 2002 Willington native and his fine Willimantic graves
26-Oct 2002 Willimantic-Baltic Trolley - part 1 of 2
2-Nov 2002 Willimantic-Baltic trolley - part 2 of 2
9-Nov 2002 Grant, William D.
16-Nov 2002 Tragedy at Coventry Lake : 1896
23-Nov 2002 Hartsons - mainstay of North Windham life
30-Nov 2002 St. Mary's Parish: Stronghold of French-Canadians
7-Dec 2002 Gem Cinema : Electronic picture palace
14-Dec 2002 Turner, Phineas: Overlooked but not forgotten - part 1 of 2
21-Dec 2002 Turner, Phineas : Silk in his blood - part 2 of 2
28-Dec 2002 Mill number 4 : built to great acclaim, a history of trouble
28-Dec 2002 Willimantic Gas Works.explosion
4-Jan 2003 Picture shows thrived in movie hungry town
11-Jan 2003 Polish-Americans have long history in Willimantic
18-Jan 2003 Methodists struggle to gain a foothold - part 1 of 2
25-Jan 2003 Methodism gains stronghold - part 2 of 2
1-Feb 2003 Windham - hometown to stage great Charles Abbe
8-Feb 2003 Main St. 1975
15-Feb 2003 Main St. - Merchants who kept Main St. busy
22-Feb 2003 Pipe organ firm provided unique industry
1-Mar 2003 Willimantic's "Little Italy" - part 1 of 2
8-Mar 2003 Willimantic's "Little Italy" -Italian immigrants energized city - part 2 of 2
15-Mar 2003 Willimantic Auto Show of 1920
22-Mar 2003 Hunter, John Lathrop - attorney and journalist
29-Mar 2003 Hanks Hill mill - part 1 of 2
5-Apr 2003 Hanks brothers rebuild the silk mill - part 2 of 2
12-Apr 2003 Turner Block: once thriving, finally demolished
19-Apr 2003 Cross - Gov. Wilbur Cross returns to his roots for a dedication
26-Apr 2003 Horseshoe Group - The illustrious history of the Horseshoe Group
3-May 2003 Father deBruycker brought Belgium with him
10-May 2003 Leavitt - Just who was Burton Leavitt and his act?
17-May 2003 City beautiful movement brought on by Chicago Fair
24-May 2003 Victorian house tour
31-May 2003 Card Home has a long, generous history
7-Jun 2003 Hillhouse and Taylor
14-Jun 2003 Lebanon - Grisly 1884 murder
21-Jun 2003 Churches trace ethnic waves of Willimantic
28-Jun 2003 WILI puts Willimantic "on the air" - part 1 of 3
5-Jul 2003 WILI - Radio man Herbert Rice and WILI - part 2 of 3
12-Jul 2003 WILI -The Polka Lady and the weatherman - part 3 of 3     
19-Jul 2003 Willimantic - One more historic building being allowed to crumble
26-Jul 2003 Turner Block gives Teddy the sense of a "big city"
2-Aug 2003 Willimantic Water Works : The life and achievements of Windham's "water giver"
9-Aug 2003 Sodom - The origins and history of "Sodom"
16-Aug 2003 State Normal School for Teachers comes to the city
23-Aug 2003 South end of Lebanon's Green a changed piece of land
30-Aug 2003 Knights of Columbus helped beautify the city
6-Sep 2003 Willimantic's railroad hub - part 1 of 2
13-Sep 2003 Willimantic's railroad hub - Businessmen band together - part 2 of 2
20-Sep 2003 Holland Silk Mills
27-Sep 2003 Knox, Howard, M.D. made contributions
4-Oct 2003 Schiller's Greek revival building is oldest on Main St. - part 1 of 2
11-Oct 2003 Schiller's Sewing Circle building's long history - part 2 of 2
18-Oct 2003 Hickey, John and the Irish population
25-Oct 2003 Redevelopment disaster - Jillson Square
1-Nov 2003 Union St. once a thriving thoroughfare
8-Nov 2003 Burnham, George W. : watchdog of treasury
15-Nov 2003 Hall - Sad saga of Henry Hall : promise comes to tragic end
22-Nov 2003 Willimantic - Everyday people make up a community
29-Nov 2003 Windham gunpowder mill first for the colonies
6-Dec 2003 Trip down memory lane : Pleasant St.
13-Dec 2003 Monroe, Irene: Willimantic through and through
18-Dec 2003 Jackson St. - Lace curtain Irish and Jackson St. roots
8-Jan 2004 Cunningham, Thomas and his Willimantic life - part 1 of 2
15-Jan 2004 Cunningham, Thomas -The evolution of Valley St. - part 2 of 2
22-Jan 2004 Barrows, William - and Linen Company workers - part 1 of 5
29-Jan 2004 Barrows, William - William Barrows' pride and joy - part 2 of 5
5-Feb 2004 Barrows, William - At last, Willimantic gets a public park - part 3 of 5
12-Feb 2004 Barrows, William - From band pavilion to Recreation Park - part 4 of 5
19-Feb 2004 Barrows, William - He built a "city of cottages" - part 5 of 5
26-Feb 2004 Power struggle in the county - part 1 of 2
4-Mar 2004 Power struggle in the county - The Willimantic bribe - part 2 of 2
11-Mar 2004 Bowman, Gladys - Death of Gladys Bowman - part 1 of 3
18-Mar 2004 Bowman, Gladys - Lifelong love for the city - part 2 of 3
25-Mar 2004 Bowman, Gladys - Death of Gladys Bowman : a true loss - part 3 of 3
1-Apr 2004 Fall of 1967 - part 1 of 3
8-Apr 2004 Fall of 1967 - Electro-Motive,- library budget --- part 2 of 3
15-Apr 2004 Fall of 1967 - City elections, blizzard, and ATCO jobs - part 3 of 3
22-Apr 2004 Thread City's main thoroughfare
29-Apr 2004 Potter family - long, proud history
6-May 2004 Akim Engineering - Herbert Cohn left his mark
13-May 2004 St. Mary's turns 100 - part 1 of 2
20-May 2004 St. Mary's turns 100 - The deBruyckers arrive at St. Mary's - part 2 of 2
27-May 2004 Weir painting graces St. Paul's in Windham
3-Jun 2004 Lincoln Square - once a busy city intersection
10-Jun 2004 Lincoln - The prominent Lincoln family
17-Jun 2004 Elliot family was a dynasty in town - part 1 of 2
24-Jun 2004 Elliot family - From bicycles to insurance - Elliot did it all - part 2 of 2
1-Jul 2004 St. Jean-Baptiste Society - part 1 of 2
8-Jul 2004 St. Jean-Baptiste Society - Dedicated to French-Canadian culture - part 2 of 2
15-Jul 2004 Fighting the demon of drink - part 1 of 2
22-Jul 2004 Fighting the demon of drink - The saga of the Connecticut Home - part 2 of 2
5-Aug 2004 Keigwin, John
12-Aug 2004 South Windham village once  booming
19-Aug 2004 Windham's Swifts
26-Aug 2004 Willimantic and the war - part 1 of 4
2-Sep 2004 Willimantic and the war -Aiding the war effort by City's Industries - part 2 of 4
9-Sep 2004 Willimantic and the war - A wartime economy - part 3 of 4
16-Sep 2004 Willimantic and the war - City gets a nod from the War Department - part 4 of 4
23-Sep 2004 Bowling for memories - Lucky Strike lanes
30-Sep 2004 Sports - Rich history of sporting events and achievements
7-Oct 2004 Lucky Strike bowling brings back residents' memories    
14-Oct 2004 Series of local scandals at G.A.R. convention
21-Oct 2004 Elks Lodge has a long, storied history - part 1 of 2
28-Oct 2004 Elks Lodge - History of - part 2 of 2
4-Nov 2004 Iron comes to "Willimantuck"
11-Nov 2004 Willimantic - Local education
24-Nov 2004 Willimantic footbridge colorful history
2-Dec 2004 Welcome to Willimantic - 1953 style
9-Dec 2004 Vanderman Family
16-Dec 2004 Willimantic's 150th anniversary
23-Dec 2004 Windham's Founding Father
30-Dec 2004 Windham Hospital - Fundraising for the hospital
6-Jan 2005 Visit to Dunham Hall library
13-Jan 2005 1856 map shows heart of the city - part 1 of 2
20-Jan 2005 1856 map - Industrial Willimantic in 1856 - part 2 of 2
27-Jan 2005 Monthly "Yarn" told some real tales
3-Feb 2005 Asylum on the hill
10-Feb 2005 Rev. Ramsdell's magical campground
24-Feb 2005 Raybo - The year that "Raybo" came to Willimantic
3-Mar 2005 Stressful immigration 
3-Mar 2005 Treasures of Willimantic - part 1 of 2
10-Mar 2005 Treasures of Willimantic - part 2 of 2
17-Mar 2005 Heap, Eunice : Essence of generosity - part 1 of 1
24-Mar 2005 Heap, Eunice : Founding of a congregation - part 2 of 2
7-Apr 2005 Park debates in 1800s - part 1 of 3
14-Apr 2005 Park debates in 1800s - Public park supporters fight o - part 2 of 3
21-Apr 2005 Park debates in 1800s - A city park by default - part 3 of 3
28-Apr 2005 ATCO - 1908 Strike - Battle lines are drawn over workers - part 1 of 3
5-May 2005 ATCO - 1908 Strike - The struggle continues - part 2 of 3
12-May 2005 ATCO - 1908 Strike - Wage cuts, etc. mark turbulent era - part 3 of 3
26-May 2005 Sears Roebuck home on tour
2-Jun 2005 Willimantic - A city of fine mills and lovely burial grounds
9-Jun 2005 WHS 1908 baseball team - Almost a champion -
16-Jun 2005 Masonic Lodge members elite class - part 1 of 2
23-Jun 2005 Masonic Lodge - A grand celebration - part 2 of 2
30-Jun 2005 Start of a church
7-Jul 2005 Windham House Hotel
14-Jul 2005 Gladys Tantaquideon
21-Jul 2005 Haggerty, James  The Irish tradition
4-Aug 2005 Growth of a bank                            
11-Aug 2005 Pinney, Julius - A forgotten name
18-Aug 2005 Willimantic's last "Red Hot Mama"
25-Aug 2005 Ives, Lawson : A man and his village
1-Sep 2005 Origins of the Chamber of Commerce
8-Sep 2005 Nason, George
15-Sep 2005 Low, Ernest Frederick - part 1 of 2
22-Sep 2005 Low, Ernest Frederick - part 2 of 2
6-Oct 2005 1931 City Report - City reports provide a snapshot of the city - part 1 of 3
13-Oct 2005 1931 City Report - part 2 of 2
20-Oct 2005 1931 City Report - Window on Willimantic - part 3 of 3    
27-Oct 2005 Brand - William Brand's original company
3-Nov 2005 Holmes, Elisha - part 1 of 2
10-Nov 2005 Holmes, Elisha - A small dynasty in South Windham - part 2 of 2
23-Nov 2005 Original drafts of history
1-Dec 2005 Taintor dynasty
15-Dec 2005 Holland family
22-Dec 2005 Newspapers - Rise of newspapers in Willimantic
29-Dec 2005 Census results provide history - part 1 of 6
5-Jan 2006 Census Results - part 2 of 6
12-Jan 2006 Census Results - Census data - part 3 of 6 
26-Jan 2006 Barrows' spirit
2-Feb 2006 Untapped sources of history - part 1 of 3
9-Feb 2006 Untapped sources of history - Windham Ponde - part 2 of 3
16-Feb 2006 Untapped sources of history - Battle of Hither Place - part 3 of 3
23-Feb 2006 Jogging memories through photographs - part 1 of 3
3-Mar 2006 Jogging memories through photographs - An old-fashioned clambake - part 2 of 3
10-Mar 2006 Jogging memories through photographs - Illegal rum and murder most foul - part 3 of 3
16-Mar 2006 Jordan Block - Story behind the Jordan Block
23-Mar 2006 Natchaug High School Years
6-Apr 2006 Mildred Aspinwall's Diary
6-Apr 2006 War Years - Highs and lows of war - part 2 of 5
13-Apr 2006 Mildred has a beau
20-Apr 2006 War Years - part 1 of 5
4-May 2006 War Years - For ATCO, war meant profit - part 3 of 5
11-May 2006 War Years - Willimantic men head to war - part 4 of 5
18-May 2006 War Years - War brings challenges - part 5 of 5
25-May 2006 Tour will feature new homes - part 1 of 2
1-Jun 2006 Tour adds two homes - part 2 of 2
8-Jun 2006 Mills strike of 1912 - part 1 of 2
15-Jun 2006 Mills strike of 1912 - Lizzie Flynn to the rescue - part 2 of 2
22-Jun 2006 Willimantic in 1890 - part 1 of 2
29-Jun 2006 Willimantic in 1890 - Fire Companies' roles