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As men went to serve in World War II, women quickly filled their roles, becoming some of the finest mechanics, engineers, and technicians. The Electric Boat Company was a major employer of female workers. Thus, New London played an important role not…

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The whaling industry ushered in an era of prosperity in New London. The New London Directory from 1870-71 lists many businesses of all kinds, both related to whaling and not, demonstrating how businesspeople took advantage of New London’s unique…

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Ellery Thompson was a New London fisherman, sea captain, and writer.His best-known book Draggerman’s Haul (1950) recounts his experiences in the New London harbor and Long Island sound. Thompson was also a painter, and depicted New London’s lively…

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This postcard displays the announcement of The Electric Boat Company’s new name: "General Dynamics." Part of a 1955 United States propaganda art series "Atoms for Peace," this postcard communicates American power in the context of Cold War fear and…

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This urgent letter written on hotel stationary gives a glimpse into the life of one average Mohican Hotel Guest. It was discovered in the Lamson & Goodnow Carriage House located on Conway Street in the Buckland section of Shelburne Falls, MA in 2015.

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As the nuclear submarine emerges from the Nautilus shell on the cover of this program celebrating the U.S.S. Nautilus launch, human dominion over the atom becomes a reality. General Dynamics and New London were proud to claim this accomplishment, as…

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The streets and structures that make up modern day New London have deep roots in the history of this coastal city. The New London Custom House has been one of the most significant buildings in New London for centuries and captures the essence of New…

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Dating to the American Revolution, Fort Trumbull has served as the hub of military action for centuries. Today, it is a Connecticut State Park, where the historic structure of the fort is preserved, and a visitor center displays the defense history…

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In the 1970s, the city of New London proposed a restoration of the historic Fort Trumbull. This architects’ survey report includes a historical background, development and organization proposals, and design recommendations. In the 1990s, the Fort…
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