Industry & Trades

Most of the land used for farming was cleared of wood before the Revolutionary War and then used for pasture and tillage.

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The earliest powder horns retained traditional European designs, but that changed as the work of a few engravers showed evidence of a transition.

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New England rifles are noted, not only for their artistic design, but also for their accuracy and the superb quality of the workmanship.

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Captain Seth Pratt was the founder of the tanning and currying industry in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts with his son, Colonel Numphas Pratt continuing the trade.