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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Forsters

Forsters Box of World's Fair Round toothpicks, Strong, ca. 1955 Item 67001 infoStrong Historical Society Forster Mfg. Co.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Box of World's Fair Round toothpicks, Strong, ca. 1955 Item 67001 infoStrong Historical Society Forster Mfg. Co.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… all to "Cross Bridge and Visit the Largest Toothpick Center in the World." Millions of toothpicks were produced in Strong at two different plants…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Brackleys

Brackleys Match/Toothpick canister, Strong Wood Turning Corp., Strong, cr. 1955 Item 67308 infoStrong Historical Society This little…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Hotel Strong, with Forster Toothpick Mill beyond, Strong, ca. 1905 Item 65514 infoStrong Historical Society The Hotel Strong…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Match/Toothpick canister, Strong Wood Turning Corp., Strong, cr. 1955 Item 67308 infoStrong Historical Society This little…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Forsters

Forsters Charles Forster's Toothpick Mill, Strong, ca. 1900 Item 59554 infoStrong Historical Society Charles Forster set up his first…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Charles Forster's Toothpick Mill, Strong, ca. 1900 Item 59554 infoStrong Historical Society Charles Forster set up his first…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Tracks near Forsters Toothpick millyard, Strong, ca. 1910 Item 63735 infoStrong Historical Society The narrow gauge tracks of…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

Railroad Tracks near Forsters Toothpick millyard, Strong, ca. 1910 Item 63735 infoStrong Historical Society The narrow gauge tracks of the…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Forsters

Co. in Strong. On this site toothpicks, clothespins and wooden flatware were produced for more than 100 years.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Co. in Strong. On this site toothpicks, clothespins and wooden flatware were produced for more than 100 years.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Brackleys

In addition, miscellaneous flatware items and toothpicks were produced by another division of Strong Wood Turning Corp. on the premises.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

Merrill Lumber of Turner, enroute to Forster's toothpick mill with wooden shipping boxes, crashed through the deck of the wire suspension bridge over…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

In addition, miscellaneous flatware items and toothpicks were produced by another division of Strong Wood Turning Corp. on the premises.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Daggett & Will Store to the left, Forster's toothpick mill behind and to the right, and the railroad turntable and maintenance shed at far right.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Merrill Lumber of Turner, enroute to Forster's toothpick mill with wooden shipping boxes, crashed through the deck of the wire suspension bridge over…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

… Daggett & Will Store to the left, Forster's toothpick mill behind and to the right, and the railroad turntable and maintenance shed at far right.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… Historical Society Viewed from atop Forsters Toothpick Mill, the rear of Hotel Strong is seen with a Sandy River valley backdrop.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… executives visiting his new business, Forster's Toothpick Company. Soon Hotel Strong was in business, operated by the company. Dr. Charles W.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Welcome to Strong

… By the 1940s Strong was known as “The Largest Toothpick Center in the World,” due to the vision of Charles Forster, inventor of the machinery to…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Wood Products of Strong

Forster Manufacturing Co. Forster's Toothpick MillItem Contributed byStrong Historical Society Charles Forster of Boston developed a machine…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Resources

Sturtevant, The Knowlton & McLeary Co, 1977 The Toothpick: technology and culture, Henry Petroski, Alfred A.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Bridge That Changed The Map

… loaded with empty shipping boxes for Forster’s Toothpick Mill, crashed through the deck of the bridge to the riverbank below.