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The Mid 1900s

Soon the dirt roads were tarred. Merchant's Row prospered with the burgeoning Moodus economy in the first half of the 20th Century. Town prosperity was Now driven by farming and tourism, rather than the mill businesses of an earlier time

Main St Moodus from Texaco 1930s.jpg (86637 bytes) This 1950s view of Merchant's Row  as seen from just past the Texaco station. First National & Bills Moodus Center.jpg (52947 bytes) A circa 1940s view of First National and BIll's Soda Shop
Moodus Center Looking East 1940s.jpg (102127 bytes) First National, Bill's Soda Shop, Weinstein's and Lou's Package Store are in this 1950s photo. The road signs in the background point mostly to the many  resorts in town. US Post Office & Main St Moodus.jpg (66739 bytes) Pear's Dry Goods, the U.S. Post Office and ____ in this 1940s view.
Machimoodus House.jpg (90684 bytes) Machimoodus House hotel was just down the road from the center. The location now hosts a Cumberland Farms