Pity the toll taker

A toll bridge over the Housatonic River between North Canaan and Chapinville in Salisbury “was built by a joint stock company called the North Canaan Bridge Co., which raised the necessary $1,500 for the project by selling 60 shares of stock at $25 each,” Rail Tales columnist Richard Paddock wrote in this newspaper’s Jan. 15, 2009, issue. 

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