The term raggies originated during the time when the Northwest Corner of Connecticut was known for the iron industry, particularly the town of Salisbury and Mount Riga. It was a term used for the iron workers and the charcoal makers. Contrary to some definitions it has nothing to do with Torrington or Winsted. This term is also used for people that have a long ancestory in the town of Salisbury.
Riga raggies of Salisbury