WINSTED , a
See also:borough in the township of Winchester,
See also:Connecticut, U.S.A., on the Mad and Still
See also:rivers, in the N.W.
See also:part of the state, about 26 m . N.W. of
See also:Hartford . Pop. of the township (189o) 6183; (1900) 7763: of the borough (1900) 6804, of whom 1213 were
See also:born; (1910) 7754 . The borough is served by the New
See also:York, New Haven & Hartford and the Central New England
See also:railways, and by electric railway to Torrington . Among the public institutions are the
See also:William L .
See also:Gilbert Home for friendless
See also:children and the Gilbert
See also:free high school, each endowed with more than $600,000 by William L . Gilbert, a prominent
See also:citizen; the Beardsley public library (1874), the Convent of
See also:Margaret of
See also:Cortona, a Franciscan monastery, and the Litchfield County Hospital . In a
See also:park in the central part of the borough there is a tower (6o ft. high) to the memory of the soldiers of Winsted who fell in the
See also:Civil War, and another park contains a soldiers'
See also:monument and a memorial fountain .
See also:Water power is derived from the Mad
See also:river and High-
See also:land lake, which is west of the borough and is encircled by the Wakefield
See also:boulevard, a seven-mile drive, along which there are many summer cottages . The manufactures include cutlery and edge tools, clocks,
See also:silk twist,
See also:leather, &c . Winsted was settled in 1756 and chartered as a borough in 1858 . The name Winsted was coined from Winchester and Barkhamsted, the latter being the name of the township immediately east of Winchester .
The township of Winchester was incorporated in 1771 . WINSTON-
See also:SALEM, two contiguous cities of Forsyth county,
See also:North Carolina, U.S.A., about 115 M . N.W. of Raleigh . Pop. of Winston (r88o) 28J4; (18go) 8o18; (loco) 1o,008 (5043 negroes); (1910) 17,167 . Pop. of Salem (189o) 2711; (1900) 3642 (488 being negroes); (1910) 5533• Both cities are served by the
See also:Southern and the Norfolk & Western railways . Since
See also:July 1899, when the
See also:office in Salem was made a sub-station of that of Winston, the cities (officially two
See also:independent municipalities) have been known by postal and railway authorities as Winston-Salem . Winston is the county-seat and a manufacturing centre . Salem is largely a residential and educational city, with many old-fashioned dwellings, but there are some important manufactories here also; it is the seat of the Salem Academy and
See also:College (Moravian) for
See also:women, opened as a boarding-school in 1802; and of the Slater Normal and
See also:Industrial School (non-sectarian) lot negroes, founded from the Slater Fund in 1892 . The surrounding
See also:country produces
See also:tobacco of a very
See also:superior quality, and to the tobacco
See also:industry, introduced in 1872, the growth of Winston is chiefly due; the manufacture of
See also:flat plug tobacco here is especially important . The
See also:total value of Winston's factory products increased from $4,887,649 in 'goo to $11,353,296 in 1905, or 132'3% . Salem was founded in 1766 by
See also:Friedrich Wilhelm von Marschall (1721–1802), a friend of Zinzendorf, and the
See also:financial manager of the
See also:board controlling the Moravian
See also:purchase made in North Carolina in 1753, consisting of 100,000 acres, and called Wachovia . The
See also:town was to be the centre of this colony, where missionary
See also:work and religious liberty were to be promoted, and it remained the home of the governing board of the Moravian
See also:Church in the South .
In 1849 exclusive Moravian
See also:control of Salem's
See also:industries and trades was abolished; in 1856 land was first sold to others than Moravians, and in the same
See also:year the town was incorporated . Winston was founded in 1851 as the county-seat and was named in
See also:honour of Major
See also:Joseph Winston (1746–1815), a famous
See also:Indian fighter, a soldier during the War of Independence and a representative in Congress in 1793–1795 and 1803-1807 . The growth of the two cities has been rapid since ',goo . See J . H . Clewell,
See also:History of Wachovia in North Carolina (New York, 1902) .
JUSTIN WINSOR (1831-1897)
JOHN STRANGE WINTER
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