Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Workday Wednesday: Durham Connecticut more than agricultural...

  While Durham's image is that of an agricultural town, the story is a little more complicated. The town is part agricultural: it is home to the state's largest agricultural fair, and once hosted dozens of family farms. But that's never been all of life in Durham. By the turn of the 20th century, the town was home to two large manufacturing firms. Only one of the two is still extent - the Durham Manufacturing Company. There were also numerous small shops, supporting the agricultural community by offering goods. And finally, Durham had early commuters. Neighboring Middletown supported all of the industries of a small city, including jewelry stores, factories and more. Never take a town at first glance!

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