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Camera Maker Canon Camera Model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Aperture f/5 Exposure Value 0 EV
Exposure Program Manual Exposure Time 1/200 sec
Flash No Flash Focal Length 38 mm
ISO 400 Metering Mode Pattern
Date/Time 2008:09:13 10:36:08 Resolution Unit Inch
X Resolution 72 dots per ResolutionUnit Y Resolution 72 dots per ResolutionUnit
Exposure Mode 1 Keywords landmark historic marker Union last town settled incorporated 1734 Connecticut River terrain poor soil 1633 John Oldham adventurer Massachusetts black lead graphite Revolutionary War valuable resource tapped Governor Trumbull cannon foundries 12.500 acres General Assembly July 1 1720 Connecticut census rough east travel United States of America United States America USA US Connecticut Ct history historical historical marker famous highway popular place of interest tourist attraction tourist destination travel destination tour tourism tourist attraction destination sign American day daytime vertical education historical site outdoors outside road roadside roadsign nobody no people signs and symbols text information displayed letters historic attractions display revolutionary first Connecticut census 1756 population Lumbering industry 19th century shoes axe handles surviving industries agriculture forestry manufacture charcoal residential community proprietors £307 actual settler James McNall 1727
Caption Union, Incorporated 1734 - This was the last town to be settled east of the Connecticut River, because of it's rough terrain and poor soil. In 1633 John Oldham, an adventurer from Massachusetts, obtained from the Indians here specimens of black lead or graphite. During the Revolutionary War this valuable resource was tapped by Governor. Trumbull for use at cannon foundries. Union, containing 12.500 acres, was sold by the General Assembly on July 1. 1720 to twelve proprietors for £307. The earliest actual settler, James McNall, came here in 1727. The first Connecticut census in 1756 showed the population of Union at five hundred, approximately the same as today. Lumbering was a leading industry during the 19th century. Shoes and axe handles were also made here. The only surviving industries are agriculture, forestry and the manufacture of charcoal. Union is now mainly a residential community.