Old Saybrook

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Named Saybrook after two early patentees, Lord Saye and Sele and Lord Brook, the small community of Old Saybrook has been shaped by its notable history and distinct geographical location at the mouth of the Connecticut River. Deeply rooted in farming and fishing, the town became a summer resort and tourist destination by the 1900s. Through the years, Old Saybrook's residents have made important contributions in government, literature, film, architecture, education, science, and technology.
ISBN: 9780738572772
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 232
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Barbara J. Maynard served as Old Saybrook first selectman for 16 years. She helped create a three-dimensional tile wall in the local library depicting 400 years of Old Saybrook history, has contributed to numerous works promoting local history, and is an incurable lifetime collector of postcards, ephemera, and local artifacts. Tedd Levy is a former teacher and past president of the National Council for the Social Studies. He is the author of history publications, curriculum materials, and numerous articles on teaching history, education, and postcards. He is also the cofounder of Connecticut History Day and is an overseer at Old Sturbridge Village.
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