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Trumbull was once an industry hub and had a railroad line, which closed in the 1930s. Many of the mills have been reduced to broken stone walls but foundation holes and other remnants can be found along the Pequonnock Valley trail.
The Witch Hazel factory is just one of the many industries of which Trumbull boasted. According to the , the factory caught fire on Nov. 1, 1974, when a vat of alcohol used in processing ignited.
"The old wooden structure could not be saved by the fire department, and the company decided not to re-build. The charred remains were removed by the town, Broadway was then relocated slightly and widened where a dangerous curve existed along the back corner of the factory. The beautiful goldfish pond that was in front of the factory was then filled in, and now a vacant lot sometimes used as a storage site by the public works department is all that is left of the site where an underwear factory and later a witch hazel factory once stood," according to the Historical Society.
The society adds, "In 1918, many of Long Hill's industries were still going strong, but when the train ceased running through town after 1931, and with tough competition from new, modern factories, Long Hill's early industries disappeared."