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Salisbury’s Iron Industry

September 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Dick Paddock, a member of the Salisbury Association Historical Society, will give an illustrated talk about the history of the iron industry in Salisbury/Lakeville. The Northwest Corner had vast areas of iron ore, limestone, and wood to make charcoal–the three main ingredients for iron production. The early blast furnace produced tools and cooking utensils and then cannons for the Revolutionary War. It was replaced with the Holley Manufacturing Company, one of the early producers of pocketknives in the country.


September 30, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Scoville Memorial Library
38 Main Street
Salisbury, CT 06068
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Sponsoring Committee: Historical Society

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