A Strike Transforms a Village

By Tricia Staley (c) Connecticut Explored Inc. ¬†Winter 2019-2020 Subscribe/Buy the Issue! The village of Taftville in Norwich underwent a dramatic change in a five-year period from 1875 to 1880. Irish brogues were almost completely replaced by the lilt of French voices after a strike at the Ponemah Mill. Taftville was founded in 1865 when … Continue reading A Strike Transforms a Village