New Castle Trivia 1-3-19

Question: The arrival of the railroad to New Castle in 1846 permanently changed the local economy. In the rocky, hilly ground of New Castle, two kinds of market farming proved especially rewarding. Which were they?

Answer: Dairying and fruit production. The chief crop was apples.

New Castle Trivia, in collaboration with the Town of New Castle eNewsletter.

Learn more by visiting the NCHS’s core exhibition, The Story of New Castle, at the Horace Greeley House, Tues-Wed-Thurs-Sat, from 1 pm – 4 pm.