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Mystic, Connecticut, USA - N.Y.N.H. & H.R.R. Station, Mystic, Conn.

B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill is the only steam-powered Cider Mill in the United States and is located in Mystic.

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1854 - Mystic
Mystic, a new post-township of New London co., Connecticut. Population, 89.

Mystic, a post-village in Stonington township, New London county, Connecticut, on the E. side of Mystic river, about 10 miles E. of New London. The inhabitants are principally engaged in commerce.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Mystic
Mystic, a post-village of New London co, Conn, embracing the former villages of Mystic Bridge and Mystic River (now consolidated under the name of Mystic), is in Stonington and Groton townships, on the two banks of Mystic River, a tidal stream, 2 miles from its mouth, in Fisher's Island Sound, and on the Stonington division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 9 miles direct or 11 miles by railroad E. of New London. It contains 6 churches, a national bank, a woollen-mill, silica works, a manufactory of printers and book-binders' machinery, a ship-yard, a spool-factory, menhaden oil-works, and the office of a newspaper, the Mystic Press. Two miles above Mystic, at the head of tide-water in Mystic River, is the post-village of Old Mystic, which was known as Mystic until 1890, when its name was changed to Old Mystic; and 1 mile below the present Mystic, in Groton township, is the post-office and railroad-station of West Mystic. Pop. of Mystic, about 3500.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Mystic, a banking post-village of New London co., Conn., embracing the former villages of Mystic Bridge and Mystic River, is on both banks of the Mystic River, a tidal stream, 2 miles from its mouth, in Fisher's Island Sound, and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 11 miles E. of New London. It has woollen and velvet-mills and manufactories of machinery, spools, gas-engines, extracts, etc. Ship-building is also carried on. Two miles above Mystic, at the head of tide-water in the Mystic River, is the post-village of Old Mystic, which was known as Mystic until 1890, and 1 mile below the present Mystic is the post-village of West Mystic. Pop. of Mystic, about 3000.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1938 - The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
CAT 3 - September 21, 1938
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to strike Southern New England. This system developed in the far eastern Atlantic, near the Cape Verde Islands on September 4. It made a twelve day journey across the Atlantic and up the Eastern Seaboard before crashing ashore on September 21 at Suffolk County, Long Island, then into Milford, Connecticut. The eye of the hurricane was observed in New Haven, Connecticut, 10 miles east of Milford. The center made landfall at the time of astronomical high tide, moving north at 60 mph. Unlike most storms, this hurricane did not weaken on its way toward Southern New England, due to its rapid forward speed and its track. This kept the center of the storm over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.

...Extensive damage occurred to roofs, trees and crops. Widespread power outages occurred, which in some areas lasted several weeks. In Connecticut, downed power lines... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Mystic:
Mystic Seaport Museum: This living history museum is the crown jewel of Mystic. It's like stepping back in time to the 19th century. You can explore historic ships, visit a working shipyard, and interact with costumed interpreters who bring the past to life.

Mystic Aquarium: Perfect for families, the Mystic Aquarium is home to a variety of marine life, including beluga whales, sea lions, and penguins. Don't miss the fascinating jellyfish and the interactive exhibits for kids.

Olde Mistick Village: This charming shopping village captures the essence of a New England village with its cobblestone paths, unique boutiques, and artisan shops. It's a great place to stroll, shop for souvenirs, and enjoy some delicious ice cream.

Mystic Pizza: Made famous by the 1988 movie of the same name, Mystic Pizza is a must-visit for fans of the film. Even if you're not, their pizza is delicious, and the restaurant has a cozy, small-town vibe.

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Whether you're a proud Nutmeg State native or just a fan of its delectable cuisine, this candle is the perfect way to showcase your love for all things Connecticut. This candle is not just a celebration of food; it's a declaration of your affection for Connecticut. The bold "I Love Connecticut!" statement proudly proclaims your connection to the state.   Pinterest   

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Featuring iconic local delicacies, the design of this mug captures the essence of Connecticut's food culture. It pays homage to the Apizza, a unique and mouthwatering pizza style that originated in New Haven. The legendary Louis' Lunch Burger, said to be the birthplace of the hamburger, is also prominently featured. And of course, there's a nod to the classic White Clam Pizza, a coastal favorite that's a must-try for seafood enthusiasts.   Pinterest   

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Introducing the Memories of Savin Rock ceramic postcard mug, a charming tribute to the iconic amusement park in Connecticut! This 11-ounce ceramic coffee mug is a delightful blend of nostalgia and functionality. Featuring a vintage-inspired design, the mug showcases iconic images and landmarks from Savin Rock amusement park, evoking fond memories of days gone by.   Pinterest   

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