INDUSTRIAL SHARON presents the reader with the variety of industries found in Sharon, Connecticut from its 1739 settlement into the early twentieth century. Included is an interesting analysis of the role of iron, wood, cotton, wool and water, woven together with the fascinating stories of the early industrialists of Sharon. Unencumbered by political borders, Industrial Sharon takes the reader to nearby Lime Rock, Amesville, Wassaic, Cornwall, Canaan, Kent and other locations to explore these town’s association with the iron and charcoal industries. In addition the stories are told of the well-known industrialists who lived in Sharon but performed their activities in transportation and electric power in other parts of the nation. The text also includes relevant sub-themes featuring transportation and its effectiveness with local industry and Sharon during the classic Gilded Age.