As the number of laborers grew, the company built housing for workers and their families, a Congregational church, bank, and other structures. The emerging factory town became known as Collinsville. Axe-making, which involved a four-step process of forging, grinding, tempering, and polishing the metal head, dominated Collinsville's economic life. Immense grinding stones from Nova Scotia filled the shop yards. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\19th Century: Used".
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