Stephen R. Jendrysik
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (November 5, 2007)
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In 1935, Chicopee was once a small urban suffering to emerge from a crippling melancholy and financial cave in. In 1936, the Connecticut River flooded, turning Chicopee's Willimansett part right into a massive lake, and on September 21, 1938, a hurricane roared up the Connecticut Valley with winds of over a hundred miles in step with hour. Rain flooded the already devastated streets and burnt up the Chicopee Falls Bridge. among those failures, the U.S. Congress handed the Wilcox Act, and in 1939, Secretary of warfare Harry W. Woodring introduced that the tobacco plains of Chicopee have been chosen because the web site for the Northeast's military Air Corps base. The large base, named Westover box, used to be the biggest air base within the kingdom through 1942. in the course of international battle II, Chicopee will be one in all 4 towns in Massachusetts to supply over one thousand million funds worthy of battle fabrics, and following the warfare, the town grew and prospered at a list velocity.