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Willimantic skies : an aurora, a volcano, an airship, a comet, an eclipse, and Sputnik / Horace A. Smith.

Smith, Horace A. (author.).

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Includes index.
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.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Unidentified flying objects Sightings and encounters Connecticut Willimantic
Astronautics and civilization
Willimantic (Conn.) History
Local history

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