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Litchfield County Railroads @ Mine Hill Distillery

June 1 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Celebrating 45 years of the Mine Hill Preserve. In partnership with the Roxbury Land Trust.

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Connecticut, long known as the Land of Steady Habits, came late to the railroad craze that swept the country in the 19th century. This was especially true of Litchfield County. In fact, neighboring states had to prompt Connecticut into its first railroad ventures. When completed, however, these lines provided both a much more efficient means for the industrial and agricultural products of Litchfield County to reach national markets and a new way of travel for county residents. Vestiges of these railroads, like the Shepaug Railroad in Roxbury, serve as reminders of a bygone era of Litchfield County history.

Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village, CT. He is the author of “Hidden History of Litchfield County” and “Wicked Litchfield County”, both published by History Press.

Please note: This is an encore of Peter’s May 3, 2023 presentation.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis


June 1
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Mine Hill Distillery
5 Mine Hill Rd.
Roxbury, CT 06783 United States
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