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42 Bank Street has long been a host to two popular coffee shops for New London locals and tourists. When Mugz closed in 2004, the Waterford Times ran an article that captured the role of the coffee shop in every day life in the city. Regardless of…

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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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Sheffield Pharmaceuticals has operated out of the same location since its founding in the 1870s: Dr. Washington W. Sheffield’s house at 180 Broad Street. However, the successful company has significantly expanded over the years, adding a factory.


This photo depicts the USS Seawolf (SSN 575)—the second nuclear submarine created by Electric Boat Co. (General Dynamics). Its general design was modeled on the USS Nautilus, but the Seawolf propulsion system was more technically advanced, and it is…

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The National Whaling Bank was one of several business banks in New London as its economy boomed in the whaling era. The bank is the third oldest in the city and was founded by a group of whaling merchants.

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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Captain Scott’s Lobster Dock was once the rundown lot seen in this photograph until it was turned into T.A. Scott Fisheries, a lobster holding facility, by commercial fishermen Tom and Scott Eshenfelder in 1994.


Chief Big Eagle writes Saygo about trade and also trade with Puerto Ricans. He also asks for an update about the Mohawk Nation and tells Saygo he goes to court to pass a state bill to take more land into trust. He mentions a person named Art Montore.

Letter is another correspondence about payments for belt making. Chief includes a detailed update on his recent trip to the hospital as well as an interaction with a man from Washington DC about Chiefs accomplishments and inquiries into tribe…
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