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East Haddam in 1913
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Working the Land

 

Knotty Pine Paradise

Soon to come: more on Banner lodge facilities:

Click here for a fifties Banner brochure
Read users' stories of Banner summers

BL-Cows-1937.jpg (19251 bytes) In 1937, Banner Lodge was more cow farm than resort. The cows didn't last, despite the photo's caption. BL Cows-w-Coop-1937.jpg (15785 bytes) Another bunch of cows with a chicken coop visible in the background. The coop later became a maintenance shed.
BL Welcome-to-BL.jpg (26738 bytes) The main entrance welcomed guests to a country-style vacation wonderland. BL Main-House-1931.jpg (27794 bytes) The "Main House," 1931
The cozy den, in an early, rustic incarnation. BL Coffee-Shop-40s.jpg (25510 bytes) An early view of the canteen, later the coffee shop, where tasty grilled burgers and fouintain sodas were served.
The original Suzanne cottage. BL Cabin-Int-1940s.jpg (15207 bytes) A typical 1940s Banner room  offered the best in country living.
BL New-York-Motel-1950s.jpg (25747 bytes) "New York" motel-style cabin, 1950s BL Azoy-Villa-1950s.jpg (32300 bytes) "Azoy Villa," more 1950s motel-style lodging.
A 1940s view of Banner Rancho, by the lake. The building started out as horse stables and later housed staff. BL-TV-Truck.jpg (22855 bytes) In the mid 1960s, a TV news  truck brought a bit of extra excitement to the resort.
BL-Aerial.jpg (13246 bytes) A 1940s, pre-pool, aerial shot of part of the resort grounds. BL-Flag-w-Main-House-1940s.jpg (11567 bytes) Old Glory proudly flies in this early 1940s picture, taken where the Olympic swimming pool and outdoor stage were constructed in 1945.

MORE CLASSIC PHOTOS FROM BACK IN THE DAY OF BANNER LODGE 

Here's Jack! The main man at Banner Lodge
The Banner Staff
Work, play and a great summer tan
Country Cabins A comfy knotty pine experience
Food, So Much Food
No hunger allowed
The Social Scene
Mixing it up in Moodus 
Good Sports for All From bocce to baseball and more
The Main Stage
The stars came out at night

If you would like to share memories of your time spent at a Moodus resort, or if you have photographs of the old resorts, please click here to e-mail us.

OLD MOODUS CENTER
BACK IN THE DAY


From the Early 1900s
to Its Teardown

HISTORIC VIEWS OF
MOODUS RESORTS

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Ads & Flyers

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Banner Lodge


Camp Wopowog


Cave Hill


Ted Hilton's


Other Resorts

EARLY VIEWS OF
EAST HADDAM

Goodspeed, Gelston, Vistas, Travel & More

1913 BRIDGE
OPENING SOUVENIR

Celebrating a
River Crossing

 
 

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