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Paddock’s history of iron industry fascinates listeners

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The crew of the Barnum & Richardson foundry in Lime Rock poses with car wheels. Photo Submitted

SALISBURY — It’s certainly not a new story, but the Scoville Memorial Library meeting room was filled to capacity on April 16 for a talk by amateur historian Richard Paddock on the iron industry in Salisbury.

After some minor computer programs that delayed the 2 p.m. start time, Paddock launched into some tales about the Barnum and Richardson Company and why it bought a facility in Chicago. The reason: They had an arrangement with the railroad there.

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