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Uncle Al Goes to War

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 3, 2011 1:31 PM

The thing I remember most about the war was how pervasive it was. The movies, books, newspapers and radio all...

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Potatoes, Stars and Stickers

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 3, 2011 1:47 PM

My father's small garden took over most of the back yard as he turned it into a Victory Garden. The...

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Helmets in the Fog

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 3, 2011 1:50 PM

As any reader is tired of hearing, before television we had to read the newspapers for news. The radio was...

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The End Seemed to Come Quickly

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 3, 2011 1:52 PM

Slowly, like the month of March after a long winter, the dark days of the war seemed to lighten as...

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About the Author: Tom Gworek

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 3, 2011 2:48 PM

Tom Gworek grew up in Wethersfield and has practiced dentistry here for 51 years.  He has been involved in many...

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Introduction: A Tornado, Here in Wethersfield?

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 11:41 AM

 "A great thunderstorm; an extensive flood; a desolating hurricane; a sudden and intense frost; an overwhelming snowstorm; a sultry day...

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Rivers Will Swell

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 11:45 AM

My name is ElizaI live by the riverIt's beginning to feelLike the water will neverSurrender the field (I)    Wethersfield Connecticut...

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Extraordinary Displays of the DIVINE MAJESTY and POWER

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 11:56 AM

In colonial New England the work of documenting, describing and explaining the events of the day often fell to the...

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A Black Column from the Earth to the Clouds

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 12:07 PM

"The question as to what constitutes a tornado presents itself at the outset.  Many types of storms have been so...

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Recovery from the Fires was Slow

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 1:08 PM

Technically not all fires are natural disasters - certainly not those that are the result of arson, or perhaps not...

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Fred and I Made Some Snow Shoes. Their Wasn't School.

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 1:16 PM

To some it was the most famous winter storm in our nation's history - the "Storm of the Century".  To...

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I've Decided Not To Move To Venice

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 1:24 PM

As mentioned earlier sometimes a short piece of personal correspondence can tell you more history than even the longest newspaper...

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Wethersfield's Pride and Joy is Gone

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 1:35 PM

"Wind, Rain Nearly Tear Town Apart - Two Hurt, Trees Down, Roads Blocked, Power Crippled, Houses Damaged, Boats Upset" (LXIV) According...

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Dark, Cold, Courageous and Angry

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 1:42 PM

 "What was the Ice Storm of 1973 like?" The Hartford Courant reminisced in 1997. (LXXV)"It was a brilliant, glittering spectacle,...

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Ella's Storm

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 1:51 PM

It was Monday February 6, 1978.    Paris Cinemas 2, on the corner of Silas Deane Highway and Welles Road advertised...

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It's an Ugly Scene Out There

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 2:02 PM

Unlike the probable tornado of 1787 (please see chapter 2), the storm that struck Wethersfield on June 26, 2009 was...

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Something to Talk About

By Wethersfield Historical Society on January 26, 2011 2:15 PM

Hartford's own Mark Twain famously said, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it."    A former Philosophy...

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