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Images of Modern America: Mystic

Mystic Book Front Cover
Images of Modern America: Mystic

by Kent Fuller, Meredith Fuller & Lisa Saunders

An image-driven book by three Mystic residents with help from community members, past and present.
On Sale at Bank Square Books, Coogan Farm, Franklin’s General Store and Amazon

Images of Modern America: Mystic covers 1954 (Mystic’s 300th anniversary) to present day through images submitted by community members. Mystic wasn’t always a major New England tourist destination. Just a few short decades ago it was predominantly a quiet working class village. This book paints a picture of transition with over 160 images and captions.

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Do You Know Who Took This Photo??

Downtown Mystic - Vintage photo

Image courtesy of Michael Spellmon

Unfortunately, we could not use this amazing vintage image of downtown during the Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival because we could not track down the photographer! Here’s the caption that we would have used with it:

“This photograph of West Main Street was taken from the corner of Bank Street during the Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival in August 1971. Ted’s Pizza (left) was renamed Mystic Pizza in 1973 by Stefanos Zelepos when he bought the business. A Mobil Gas Station is across the street at the corner of Water Street, where Bank Square Books is now located. (Courtesy of Michael Spellmon.)”

If you know who took this photograph, please let us know!

Here are a few more that didn’t make the book, but well represent what this book is about!

You’ll find many images similar to these in Images of Modern America: Mystic.


About the Authors: Kent Fuller, Meredith Fuller, Lisa Saunders

Kent and Meredith run this website in their spare time. They are web developers, Mystic residents and the lucky parents of two little ones. They have a passion for all things Mystic and want to see the community shine.

Lisa also resides in Mystic with her husband and dog Doolittle, and you can follow her on


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