Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys

Ethan Allen Born – Today in History: January 10

January 10, 2018

On January 10, 1738, future hero of the Revolutionary War Ethan Allen was believed to have been born to a... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Litchfield, Revolution and the New Nation, Revolutionary War, Salisbury, War and Defense

Adam Farm in North (or East) Canaan, Connecticut

The Land of Nod Farm, East Canaan, Connecticut

November 16, 2016

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

Categories: Agriculture, Business and Industry, Canaan, North Canaan, Salisbury, Simsbury

Ames Iron Works, Falls Village, Salisbury

Video: The Story of the Salisbury Iron District

July 1, 2014

Connecticut-made iron was extraordinarily high quality and sought after.  …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, North Canaan, Salisbury, Sharon

Cornwall Bridge Furnace, Cornwall

Two Cornwall Firms Part of Famed Salisbury Iron District

February 2, 2014

The serenity found in Cornwall’s wooded hillsides and remote location belies the fact that this Litchfield County town once contributed... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Cornwall, Salisbury

Scoville Library, Salisbury

The Scoville Memorial Library

January 10, 2014

The first publicly funded library in the US continues to serve the town of Salisbury.  …[more]

Categories: Education, Everyday Life, Salisbury

Over Time: Salisbury’s Historical Population

December 28, 2013

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.  …[more]

Categories: Salisbury

Site of the Revolutionary War Foundry, Salisbury

Salisbury Iron Forged Early Industry

August 31, 2012

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. …[more]

Categories: Business and Industry, Invention and Technology, Salisbury

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