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Tom Ciarlo: Waterbury war production
Tom Ciarlo describes how busy Waterbury grew because of the defense industry.
Interview outtakes from THE WAR:
"Waterbury at that time, during the war was like, you could almost compare it to a miniature Times Square. It was never quiet because there were so many factories and each factory had three shifts so they're going around the clock. You didn't have cars because you, there were no gasoline stamps, so you had to take buses. So we had busses running up and down from the center of town to different streets all over the city going constantly. And there was always a humming city. There was always something going on, the restaurants downtown were always booming, so were the bars. Theaters were always full. There was always something going on."