Willimantic skies : an aurora, a volcano, an airship, a comet, an eclipse, and Sputnik / Horace A. Smith.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Windham Free Library - Windham Center||974.6 SMI (Text to phone)||33760146535380||Adult New Nonfiction||Checked out||05/06/2021|
- ISBN: 9798599022275
- Physical Description: i-iv, 218 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
- Publisher: [United States] : [Horace A. Smith], 
- Copyright: ©2021
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Prologue and acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: Williantic looks up -- Chapter 2: 1719 The Aurora returns to New England -- Chapter 3: 1883 Willimantic and the volcano -- Chapter 4: 1909 Willimantic's mysterious Christmas airship -- Chapter 5: 1910 Willimantic braves the poison of the comet's tail -- Chapter 6: 1925 Willimantic and the total solar eclipse -- Chapter 7: 1957 The Space Age comes to Willimantic.
"In 1719 a red sky alarmed Puritans. In 1883 sunsets blazed like fire. In 1909 Christmas shoppers gaped at a mystery airship. In 1910 a comet brought fears of poison gas. In 1925 the moon covered the sun while watchers shivered. In 1957 a moving point of light ushered in the Space Age. From the reign of King George I to the Cold War, these are stories of the skies over Willimantic, Connecticut." -- Back cover.
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