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    Saturday, June 10, 2023

    Mystic River Historical Society honored for bridge milestone

    Kudos to the Mystic River Historical Society. They were recently recognized with an Award of Merit from the Connecticut League of History Organization for work and material presented that made the 100th anniversary of the Mystic Bridge last summer so successful.

    Two members, Betsy Boucher and Marilyn Comrie, authored a great coffee table book, “Walk Your Horses,” as well as a souvenir paperback of some 50 pages, both with wonderful photos from an earlier downtown Mystic, along with a well-written history.

    Back in 1997, the Society published another book, “An Account of My Life, 1915-1926, the Childhood Journals of Helen May Clark of Mystic, Connecticut.” It, too, received a Merit Award from the State League. That book is a delightful picture of Mystic then as seen by a young member of an old Mystic family. She writes of the families and times of those years in Mystic.

    The Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and these two books show how well it has done to preserve the local history. They are both available through the Society and the Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

    Judy Hicks


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