Today, Ledyard is known for its New England small-town charm, its cozy bed & breakfast establishments, and for its casino operated by the Mashantucket Native American Indian tribe.
People Born in Ledyard
Ledyard in People's Lives
Walt Disney: After jumping through quite a few hoops to be involved in the war effort, despite being underage at only 16, I was stationed here as an ambulence driver in training, in 1918. This was my first station, in the South Beach area outside this town. I was eager to learn and couldn't wait to go over to France, where the "adventure" was. I met Ray Kroc here, who was a year younger than I was. He thought me a bit strange, because whenever the boys would go into town for girls, I preferred to stay at camp drawing.