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History Told by Those Who Lived It

Longtime residents tell their stories of life in town and out

Dick Everett: Forging a Singular Life

Dick Everett

Master machinist and restoration blacksmith Dick Everett is an individualist with a strong point-of-view on many things. He and his wife Mary discovered East Haddam while competing in 1950s road rallies and moved here after finding a rundown 1704 house to rehab.

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Sophie Blaschik

Sophie Blaschik, who was born in Moodus in 1922, remembers a time when it was easy to get to know your neighbors. Her beauty parlor was a place to catch up on town happenings.

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Walt Golec knows a lot about East Haddam history and loves to share stories of its past. He recalls how farming, cotton mills, old Moodus, and the resorts gave the town its sense of place.

Photo by Ken Simon

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