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Salisbury, Connecticut, USA

In 1803, the first tax-supported town library was established in Salisbury.

Salisbury was famous for its iron ore. The iron was used to make the largest Civil War cannon, as well as muskets made by Eli Whitney and phonograph needles used by Thomas Edison.
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  • Incorporated in 1741, Salisbury, CT, rich with iron ore, focused its early industry on mining.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ salisbury/

  • On April 9, 1810, a Salisbury town meeting voted to authorize the "selectmen draw upon the town treasurer for the sum of one hundred dollars"
    to purchase more books for the Scoville Memorial Library collection, making the library the first publicly supported free town library in the United...Read MORE...


  • 1819 - Salisbury
    Salisbury is a considerable and flourishing post township, situated in the northwest corner of the county and State, 47 miles from Hartford, and 60...Read MORE...


  • Holley Manufacturing Co., famous for its pocket knives, was opened in Salisbury in 1844 by Alexander Hamilton Holley.

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  • 1854 - Salisbury
    Salisbury, a post-township in Litchfield co., Connecticut, intersected by the Hudson and Berkshire railroad, 50 miles W. N. W. from Hartford. It...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Salisbury / Chapinville / Lakeville / Lime Rock / Ore Hill
    Salisbury, a post-township of Litchfield co, Conn, forms the N.W. extremity of the state, and is bounded on the E. by the Housatonic River. Its...Read MORE...


  • Salisbury, Connecticut, USA
    Main St.
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  • 1906
    Salisbury, a post-township (town and village) of Litchfield co., Conn., on the Central New England R., forms the NW. extremity of the state and is...Read MORE...


  • Salisbury, Connecticut, USA
    St. Johns Church
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  • Salisbury, Connecticut, USA
    House of E. T. Ball, Salisbury, Conn.
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  • Incorporated in 1741, Salisbury, CT, rich with iron ore, focused its early industry on mining.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ salisbury/
  • On April 9, 1810, a Salisbury town meeting voted to authorize the "selectmen draw upon the town treasurer for the sum of one hundred dollars"
    to purchase more books for the Scoville Memorial Library collection, making the library the first publicly supported free town library in the United... Read MORE...

  • 1819 - Salisbury
    Salisbury is a considerable and flourishing post township, situated in the northwest corner of the county and State, 47 miles from Hartford, and 60... Read MORE...

  • Holley Manufacturing Co., famous for its pocket knives, was opened in Salisbury in 1844 by Alexander Hamilton Holley.

    courant.com
  • 1854 - Salisbury
    Salisbury, a post-township in Litchfield co., Connecticut, intersected by the Hudson and Berkshire railroad, 50 miles W. N. W. from Hartford. It... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Salisbury / Chapinville / Lakeville / Lime Rock / Ore Hill
    Salisbury, a post-township of Litchfield co, Conn, forms the N.W. extremity of the state, and is bounded on the E. by the Housatonic River. Its... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Salisbury, a post-township (town and village) of Litchfield co., Conn., on the Central New England R., forms the NW. extremity of the state and is... Read MORE...

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