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Roxbury
Not yet SmartPower 20% by 2010 Community
Clean Energy Customers to Date:
Customers: 14.5
% of Households: 1.71%
Joined the 20% by 2010 Campaign:
Roxbury has not yet committed to the SmartPower 20% by 2010 Clean Energy Campaign. When Roxbury commits to 20% clean energy use by 2010 and also achieves 100 signups of the CTCleanEnergyOptions program, Roxbury will then be eligible to receive a FREE solar panel from the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund. If you are interested in having your town join the SmartPower 20% by 2010 Campaign call us now!
SmartPower Contact Information:
Bob Wall, New England Regional Director bwall@smartpower.org
Keri Enright, Program Coordinator kenright@smartpower.org
Phone: 860-249-7040
Town Hall Address & Website:
29 North Street
Roxbury CT 06783
http://www.roxburyct.com/
Town Description:

Roxbury, whose Indian name was "Shepaug", a Mohegan name signifiying "rocky water", was settled about the year 1713. Originally a part of Woodbury, the town was incorporated in October 1796.

Mine Hill and its minerals have been associated with Roxbury since the middle of the 18th Century. A silver mine was opened here and was later found to contain spathic iron, specially adapted to steel making and a small smelting furnace was built. The abundance of granite found in many of Mine Hill's quarries provided the building material for the ore roaster and blast furnace, as well as for such world wonders as the Brooklyn Bridge and Grand Central Station in New York City.

The three great leaders of the "Green Mountain Boys", Ethan Allen, Seth Warner, and Remember Baker, were originally from Roxbury.

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