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The First American Cotton Mill Began Operation


Pawtucket & Central Falls, R.I., 1877

A bird's-eye view of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where Slater built his first cotton mill

CREDIT: Bailey, Oakley Hoopes. “Bird's Eye View of Pawtucket & Central Falls, Rhode Island,” 1877. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. Call Number G3774.P3A3 1877 .B3.

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