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Rockville City


Rockville and the Town of Vernon were consolidated in 1965.

In 1935 Rockville City was the county seat of Tolland County and a thriving textile city, producing fine wool fabrics and silk fishlines. The U.S. Envelope Company operated a mill here, dating from 1856, where Milton G. Puffer is reported to have perfected a machine that counted, as well as folded, envelopes. In 1802 one of the country's earliest wool carding mills opened here. The original owners of the Rock Mills would not employ a man unless he was a Congregationalist; in each workman's bobbin box was placed a Bible to be read during dull moments. [1]

  1. Workers of the Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration, Connecticut: A Guide to its Roads, Lore and People, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1938.
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