By Robert B. Gordon
This e-book examines the economic ecology of two hundred years of ironmaking with renewal strength assets in northwestern Connecticut. It specializes in the cultural context of people's judgements approximately know-how and the surroundings, and the slow transition they effected of their land from commercial panorama to pastoral countryside.
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Hezekiah Camp, who had moved to Salisbury from New Haven in 1746, acquired it in 1759. Hezekiah passed the forge on to his son-in-law Phineas Chapin, who gave the family name to the surrounding community. Increased population, peace, and prosperity coupled with growing per capita use of iron led entrepreneurs in the northwest into a burst of bloomery forge construction during the 17405. 2). Since few in the northwest had enough capital of their own to build a forge, entrepreneurs sold shares to partners.
Smith built his business by touting the quality of his products. For example, a 1771 advertisement in the Boston Evening Post for a potash kettles "cast in Salisbury from best mountain ore" claimed them to be superior to those made from bog ore, which were liable to crack when first used. 15 Smith succeeded through his knowledge of the iron trade and his Merchant Capitalists 31 Fig. 3. Map showing the location of Smith's Robertsville forge. By placing the forge at the head of the gorge where the Still River drops forty feet to join Sandy Brook, and arranging to draw waterfrom Highland Lake (then Long Pond), Smith assured himself of a superior fall and flow of water to drive the forge hammers.
4). The turnpike roads made it much easier for forge proprietors to fetch ore from the mines. Forges in Kent, Washington, and Litchfield got most of their ore from the Kent mine (fig. 5). 4-mile trip. 8-mile descent of 124 feet from the mine brought a teamster to turnpikes that reached the forges in New Preston, Woodville, and Bantam. These turnpikes afforded better surfaces and easier gradients than the town roads. Roads had to cross the numerous streams that gave the district its abundant waterpower resources.
A Landscape Transformed: The Ironmaking District of Salisbury, Connecticut by Robert B. Gordon