Monday, June 30, 2014

Thread of Many a Hue

That bridge in Willimantic isn't the only place in Windham where frogs perched on spools pay tribute to the town's past.

There are also several of these painted amphibians scattered about. This one is in front of a school building.

The spools represent the area's textile manufacturing history.

For an explanation of the frog motif, see here.

You have to appreciate a town that celebrates the humble spool of thread and that one time in 1754 when they lost their collective mind.

And you really have to appreciate whoever had the idea to integrate the two and produce a frog wearing a shawl.

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