Willimantic skies : an aurora, a volcano, an airship, a comet, an eclipse, and Sputnik (Book, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Willimantic skies : an aurora, a volcano, an airship, a comet, an eclipse, and Sputnik

Author: Horace A Smith
Publisher: [United States] : [Horace A. Smith], [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Horace A Smith
ISBN: 9798599022275
OCLC Number: 1246314046
Notes: Includes index.
Description: i-iv, 218 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Horace A. Smith.

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"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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