In NW Corner, better iron and a better mousetrap

A family of Northwest Corner colliers, late 18th century, in their Sunday best for the photograph. Colliers tended the charcoal fires that were an integral part of the iron industry. Photo submitted

Did you know that at one point Sharon, Conn., was the Mousetrap Capital of the World?

Historian Ed Kirby delivered that and several other interesting historical tidbits at a talk at the Scoville Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 11 (sponsored by the library and the Salisbury Association Historical Society).

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