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Old 05-10-2020, 11:20 AM
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Default Frogs....Before And After Coronavirus

Even the frogs on the Willimantic, Conn. Frog Bridge are wearing their masks.
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At least they ain’t ‘feared of the outside!
We have to give them credit for that......

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Thats a great statue, what does it represent ?

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Thats a great statue, what does it represent ?
Maybe it's to remind people to not "jump" the traffic light too fast

(and maybe it has a hidden traffic cam too )

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Thats a great statue, what does it represent ?
There are two things the bridge represents. The frog is sitting atop a spool of thread because Willimantic, Conn. is known as the "Thread city" having a huge thread mill known as "American Thread" that while no longer in operation dates back to the 1800's. Textiles were a huge part of the town's economy. There are actually frogs on each corner of the bridge which was built in the year 2000.
The frog relates to the famous "1754 Windham Frog Fight". In 1754 the area was in the midst of a prolonged drought causing many ponds and streams to dry up. One night the people of Windham heard a horrible screeching and didn't know what was causing the commotion. Some thought it was an Indian attack while others thought it was the work of the devil. The next morning it was discovered that thousands of frogs had killed each other in their quest to get the last few drops of water to drink from a pond. Pictured is the mill as it stands today and also a plaque commemorating the frog fight. The story of the frog fight was on the "Mysteries at the Museum" TV show a few years back.
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This is what happened to the frog who didn't want to wear a mask......
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Thanks for the history lesson & pics. Its fun to learn about other places. Now you need to go detect around that mill.

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Originally Posted by kingman mikey View post
Thanks for the history lesson & pics. Its fun to learn about other places. Now you need to go detect around that mill.

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No chance of that because it's all paved over and the mill is now an apartment complex.

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No chance of that because it's all paved over and the mill is now an apartment complex.

I was wondering, have the frogs gone the way of the thread mill??
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I was wondering, have the frogs gone the way of the thread mill??
The thread mill dates back to the 1800's and went out of business many years ago but I'm not sure of exactly when. My mother worked there for a couple of years in the 1950's. The Frog Bridge was built around 2000 replacing an old road and bridge into the town.

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Old 05-12-2020, 09:27 PM
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Maybe it's to remind people to not "jump" the traffic light too fast

(and maybe it has a hidden traffic cam too )
Not far from this bridge is the "HOP" river...…..really.

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