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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

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Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

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Strong Historical Society

This sign welcomed all to "Cross Bridge and Visit the Largest Toothpick Center in the World."

Millions of toothpicks were produced in Strong at two different plants.

Charles Forster invented the machinery necessary to mass produce wooden toothpicks and set up his mill operations in Strong, where toothpicks were produced under his name for more than 100 years.

Carroll H. Brackley also produced toothpicks under the name Strong Wood Turning Co. for more than 30 years.

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