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About Shelton

Shelton, Connecticut is a charming city located in Fairfield County. With a population of over 40,000 residents, Shelton is known for its rich history and picturesque landscapes. One interesting fact about Shelton is its role in the early development of the American transportation system. In the 19th century, the city became a major hub for freight transportation due to its strategic location along the Housatonic River. The river provided a convenient route for transporting goods, and Shelton quickly became an important stop along the New York and New Haven Railroad. Today, remnants of this transportation history can still be seen in the city, with old train tracks and historic buildings serving as a reminder of Shelton's past.

Another interesting aspect of Shelton's transportation history is its connection to the oyster industry. The city was once home to numerous oyster farms, and the oyster trade played a significant role in the local economy. Oysters were harvested from the nearby Long Island Sound and transported by boat to Shelton, where they were then shipped to markets across the country. The oyster industry brought prosperity to the city, and Shelton became known as the "Oyster Capital of the World." Although the oyster industry has declined in recent years, Shelton still celebrates its heritage with an annual Oyster Festival, featuring live music, food vendors, and, of course, plenty of delicious oysters.

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