Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Workday Wednesday: East Haddam occupations

  Unless you research East Haddam regularly, it's easy to miss the fact that the community functioned as two different towns. The first, East Haddam village, was a ship-building community. The town's history traces the production of area ship yards. At one point, it was over 400 ships. The inland community was heavily agricultural. A drive through the community reveals the area's farming history. Know which part of town your ancestor lived in, and you'll know far more about the ancestor.

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