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Resorts of Moodus
A Day at Banner Lodge
Mills Along the River
The Best Fish Nets in America
The Coops Go Up in Smoke
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Memories of Meat
The Last Whaler
Old Chimney Stacks
East Haddam in 1913
Ode to a River Town
Early East Haddam

OTHER EAST HADDAM
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Civil War Monument
Town of East Haddam
Earth Charter of Lower Valley
East Haddam Land Trust
Moodus Drum & Fife
The Moodus Noises
Moodus Town Green
Sanctuary at Shepardfields

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CT Barns
CT Freedom Trail
CT Heritage Gateway
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Eli Whitney Museum
Mark Twain House
Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
Mohegan Tribe
Mystic Seaport
Old State House

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Colt: Legend & Legacy
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East of the River
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The Mark of Uncas
The New Pequot
The Real Bob Steele
Schemitzun!
Suburbia: The Good Life?
USS Nautilus
Working the Land

 

Food, and Lots of It

Dining was a highlight of the Banner vacation experience. Meals took place in the two simply decorated dining rooms, which could seat more than 300 guests at a time. Behind the scenes, a crew heroically manned the often-frantic kitchen, cooking, servicing the impatient waiters, washing dirty cookware, silverware and dishes.

Out front, the energy was more sociable as the usually  eager-to-please wait staff took orders and brought food for as many as 24 guests at a time. Guests dined at tables for eight and could order virtually unlimited servings from a menu that changed daily and usually featured five or more entrees. This three-times-a-day food festival was enlivened every Wednesday with a lakeside barbeque dinner.

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Read users' stories of Banner summers

Lou-Claire-in-DR-1960.jpg (23371 bytes) Lou and Claire Goldblatt managed the kitchen and the dining room. Here they're tending to guests in the 1960s. A hearty breakfast on the trail.
A brochure layout of the main dining room and out at the weekly barbeque by the lake. BL-DR-40s.jpg (19153 bytes) The main dining room in the 1940s.
BL-DR-50s.jpg (23803 bytes) A section of the dining room as it appeared in the 1950s.
BL-DR-Empty-60s.jpg (26613 bytes) The dining room was renovated in the 1960s BL-BBQ-Pit-Checking.jpg (23137 bytes) Cooking steaks at the lakeside pit during the Wednesday barbeque dinner.
BL-BBQ-Pit-Side.jpg (18006 bytes) Another view of the barbeque pit. BL-BBQ-Serving.jpg (12961 bytes) Lou Goldblatt serving up a steak to a nattily attired guest.
BL-BBQ-Tables-WS.jpg (26396 bytes) Hundreds of guests anticipated the weekly feast. Here's a wide view of some of eating during the 1940s. BL-BBQ-Tables-MS.jpg (30935 bytes) Steaks, burgers, dogs, corn, slaw -- it's still all there in the 1950s.
BL-BBQ-Guests-Ground.jpg (21729 bytes) A group of guests enjoying the food ground-picnic style.

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

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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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