East Haddam Stories
In 1967, East Haddam residents voted to destroy the the Old Moodus Center in pursuit of progress and "free" federal funding. Despite rosy predictions of economic progress, it didn't work out so well. This award-winning series by Ken Simon traces how town residents exchanged their historic village for a small aluminum shopping plaza. The village was changed forever.
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Starting in the mid-1800s, and continuing for more than 100 years, the people of Moodus manufactured cotton twine in as many as twelve cotton mills. The mills were built along the banks of the narrow Moodus River.
Bruce Sievers tells the story of the men and women of Moodus who built the mills, invented the machines, emigrated to America to work in the mills, and prospered together as they built a community upon the promise of this land.