The Resource Chicopee in the 1940s, Stephen R. Jendrysik, (electronic resource)

Chicopee in the 1940s, Stephen R. Jendrysik, (electronic resource)

Label
Chicopee in the 1940s
Title
Chicopee in the 1940s
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Jendrysik
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1935, Chicopee was a small city struggling to emerge from a crippling depression and economic collapse. In 1936, the Connecticut River flooded, turning Chicopee's Willimansett section into a giant lake, and on September 21, 1938, a storm roared up the Connecticut Valley with winds of over 100 miles per hour. Rain flooded the already devastated streets and wiped out the Chicopee Falls Bridge. Between these disasters, the U.S. Congress passed the Wilcox Act, and in 1939, Secretary of War Harry W. Woodring announced that the tobacco plains of Chicopee had been selected as the site for the Northeast's Army Air Corps base. The super base, named Westover Field, was the largest air base in the country by 1942. During World War II, Chicopee would be one of four cities in Massachusetts to produce over a billion dollars worth of war materials, and following the war, the city grew and prospered at a record pace
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Jendrysik, Stephen R
Dewey number
974.4/26
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Chicopee (Mass.)
  • Chicopee (Mass.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Chicopee in the 1940s, Stephen R. Jendrysik, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11452246
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Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11452246
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11452246
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Chicopee in the 1940s, Stephen R. Jendrysik, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11452246
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11452246
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11452246
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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