New London

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Overview
Founded in 1646 and known as "the Whaling City," New London has played an important role in American history since Colonial days. Its natural harbor at the mouth of the Thames River connects the city to the sea. Around the turn of the 20th century, New London flourished as the hub of southeastern Connecticut. With roots as one of the main ports for the whaling industry, the city became home to a wealthy summer resort called the Pequot Colony. Over the years, dramatic changes occurred as a result of natural disasters, such as the 1938 hurricane, and man-made changes, such as the 1960s redevelopment project. Historical postcards offer a glimpse into bustling city life during this exciting time.
Details
ISBN: 9781467123754
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Connecticut
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 230
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Father and daughter Lawrence Keating and Catherine Keating were born and reared in New London, where they still reside. They have chosen postcards primarily from their personal collection.