Groton, CT Topo Map

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With a good imagination, you can see that Groton must once have been a thoroughly beautiful place, with its wooded uplands sweeping down from the northern hills to the raggedy-edged quasi-peninsula formed by the Thames River to the west, Long Island Sound to the south, and the smaller Mystic River to the east. Raggedy because of its many coves and smaller estuaries near the Sound, the Groton area was a favored summer encampment of the Pequots, a savvy group who enjoyed the bounty of the sea as much for its savory nutritive value as for its economic value: Control of the shellfish beds and the shells used as trading wampum was among the many reasons that the Pequots were the most powerful tribe of the Algonkian people. Unfortunately for nearly all concerned, the fierce Pequots had already made more than a few enemies by the time Dutchman Adriaen Block came on the scene in 1614. When the Dutch began trading with the Pequots for furs, some nasty confrontations between the Pequots, the other tribes, and the Europeans ensued. Far from benign, the Pequots took on the Dutch and English settlers and the natives alike, and the English took it upon themselves to rid the land of the warrior tribe that threatened their peace, safety, and prosperity.
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Groton, Connecticut

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