Cheshire

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Cable, DSL

fun fact

Horace Smith, inventor and co-founder of Smith & Wesson, was born here.

This town has always marched to the beat of its own drummer. It has deep entrepreneurial roots, and once boasted saw and grist mills, forges, tanneries, a glass company, and a trip-hammer operation, plus a variety of dairies. Although just 1,500 people lived in Cheshire in 1885, there were four different churches. Today, Cheshire’s rural character prevails, with hundreds of acres dedicated to skiing and hiking, as well as fishing in the Hoosic River.

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It’s not often you’ll find a monument to an enormous block of cheese. This massive cheese press commemorates a 1,200-pound dairy lover’s delight made by combining the milk of every cow in town and then gifted to Thomas Jefferson, bearing the president’s motto “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.”

CHEESE PRESS MONUMENT

It’s not often you’ll find a monument to an enormous block of cheese. This massive cheese press commemorates a 1,200-pound dairy lover’s delight made by combining the milk of every cow in town and then gifted to Thomas Jefferson, bearing the president’s motto “Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.”

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