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East Haddam in 1913
Ode to a River Town
Early East Haddam

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Town of East Haddam
Earth Charter of Lower Valley
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Moodus Drum & Fife
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Mystic Seaport
Old State House

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The New Pequot
The Real Bob Steele
Schemitzun!
Suburbia: The Good Life?
USS Nautilus
Working the Land

 

Have I got a Girl for You ...

Banner Lodge was the Club Med of its day. From its founding in the 1930s through the 1950s and early 1960s, the Lodge attracted tens of thousands of singles looking for a fun time in the hills of North Moodus. Hookups came in three flavors: between guests, between staffers, and between staffers and guests. For some, the romance lasted the duration of a vacation, for others it was a summer-long fling. And not infrequently, a Banner match resulted in marriage.

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Read users' stories of Banner summers

Fountain-of-Youth.jpg (26416 bytes) A couple emerges from the Fountain of Youth, a drinking fountain on the property, 1940s BL-Pausing-at-Fence.jpg (16283 bytes) Three Banner guests enjoying the beautiful Moodus countryside.
BL-Navy-Foursome-1944.jpg (16016 bytes) Banner Lodge played host to many servicemen during WWII. This group of sailors visited in June 1944. BL-Navy-Couple-1944.jpg (11599 bytes) A sailor dallying with a guest during a June 1944 visit.
BL-Line-Dance-40s.jpg (21967 bytes) Single-oriented events were part of the Banner experience. Here 1940s guests do a line dance on the handball court. BL-Labor-Day-Swimsuit-1947.jpg (18097 bytes) The winner of a 1947 Labor Day bathing beauty contest.
BL-Dancing-Band.jpg (22638 bytes) Dancing in the late 1940s to the house band. BL-Kissing-Couple-50s.jpg (22433 bytes) Pausing for the smooch that refreshes in the 1950s.
BL-Navy-Couple-1951.jpg (17780 bytes) A sailor meets a guest at a 1951 dance. BL-Portraiture-40s.jpg (35528 bytes) In the 1950s and 1960s, a caricature artist would visit on the weekends.
BL-Reunion-Campfire-1962.jpg (16868 bytes) In the 1960s, reunion weeks would be held for guests and staff. This campfire took place during a 1962 reunion week. BL-Reunion-Dance-1962.jpg (16878 bytes) An outdoor dance event during that 1962 reunion week.
BL-Swinsuit-Winners.jpg (16688 bytes) The finalists in this early 1960s Swimsuit competition won "Lolita" soundtrack record albums. BL-Bathing-Beauties.jpg (34549 bytes) Another early 1960s bathing beauty competition.
BL-Exercise.jpg (17678 bytes) A 1960s exercise class held on the outdoor tennis courts. BL-5th-Reunion.jpg (26950 bytes) A happy group celebrates its fifth reunion vacation.
Banner lake guitar.jpg (60340 bytes) Listening to a guitarist lakeside in the early 1960s.

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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