Three Rivers, CT
This place is the primary location for the novel. It is a New England town, incorporated in 1653 after the Wequonnoc Nation wars with neighboring Nipmucks, Pequots, Narragansetts, and white settlers.
Down Rte. 22 from Three Rivers, CT, this location is the destination of narrator Dominick Birdsey and pal Leo Blood on the night of the first lunar landing in June of 1969.
Home to the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet and the submarine's builder, Electric Boat, this location is nine miles from Three Rivers, where Dominick and Thomas Birdsey live.
America's first nuclear-powered submarine, this is built by Electric Boat in Groton, CT, where Thomas and Dominick Birdsey's stepfather, Ray, is employed.
Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm
Seen only on television and in the newspapers, this is a multinational buildup of forces in the Persian Gulf beginning in August 1990, as a...
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