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Cornwall Bridge Furnace, Cornwall

Two Cornwall Firms Part of Famed Salisbury Iron District

February 13, 2023 • Cornwall, Business and Industry, Salisbury

As part of what is today called the Salisbury Iron District, Cornwall manufactured iron that was nationally recognized for its quality and durability.


Site of the Revolutionary War Foundry, Salisbury

Salisbury Iron Forged Early Industry

Connecticut’s bucolic northwest corner, with its Taconic Range, Berkshire Hills, and pastoral valleys, harbored a major iron industry in the 18th and 19th centuries.


Excelsior Cutlery

Connecticut Pocketknife Firms

Connecticut pocketknife production began around 1840. Over the next two decades, Connecticut became the earliest state to have a burgeoning craft.


Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys

Ethan Allen Born – Today in History: January 10

On January 10, 1738, future hero of the Revolutionary War Ethan Allen was believed to have been born in the frontier village of Litchfield, Connecticut.


Adam Farm in North (or East) Canaan, Connecticut

The Land of Nod Farm, East Canaan, Connecticut

The Land of Nod farm was an important agricultural and residential resource for both the people of East Canaan and the workers at the Beckley furnace.


Video: The Story of the Salisbury Iron District

Connecticut-made iron was extraordinarily high quality and sought after.


Scoville Library, Salisbury

The Scoville Memorial Library

January 10, 2014 • Education, Everyday Life, Salisbury

The first publicly funded library in the US continues to serve the town of Salisbury.


Over Time: Salisbury’s Historical Population

December 28, 2013 • Hide Featured Image, Salisbury

Census data, from colonial times on up to the present, is a key resource for those who study the ways in which communities change with the passage of time.


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