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city (1990 pop. 33,687), Litchfield co., NW Conn., on the Naugatuck River; inc. 1740. It is the industrial and commercial hub of NW Connecticut and is known for its metal (especially brass) and machinery manufactures. The first machine-made brass goods in the country were produced in Torrington in 1834. The city was also the site of the world's first condensed-milk plant; the process of homogenization was invented in Torrington. The abolitionist John BrownBrown, John,
1800–1859, American abolitionist, b. Torrington, Conn. He spent his boyhood in Ohio. Before he became prominent in the 1850s, his life had been a succession of business failures in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York.
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 was born there; his birthplace burned in 1918, and the spot is marked by a plaque. Of interest are a wildlife sanctuary and conservation area, noted for its mountain laurel; and a museum with early American glass exhibits and a John Brown room. A branch of the Univ. of Connecticut and the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts are in Torrington.
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The month of June will feature 13 home games, including a Father's Day matinee on Sunday, June 21, against Torrington, a postgame fireworks display on Friday, June 19, versus Seacoast, and the first of five visits to Worcester by the FCBL's newest team, the Bristol Blues on Thursday, June 11.
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I am extremely concerned that, from February 26, not only will we be unable to access our local Tile Hill railway station and other buses at Torrington Avenue terminus, but my doctors' surgery at the junction of Station Avenue and Torrington Avenue is no longer on the route.