Slater Mill Historic Site - Pawtucket, RI
N 41° 52.674 W 071° 22.959
19T E 302291 N 4638964
Quick Description: The Slater Mill Historic Site is located on the Blackstone River in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Location: Rhode Island, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2009 6:50:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM6904
The historical marker reads as follows:
"The American Industrial Revolution began at Slater Mill. Here, in 1793, Samuel Slater with Providence investors and Pawtucket artisans, built the first water-powered, cotton spinning factory in the United States. Beginning with this wooden mill, industrial growth spread rapidly along the Blackstone River Valley, throughout southern New England, and across the nation. Landscapes, ways of life, and economies were forever transformed."
"Slater Mill Historic Site preserves and interprets America's Industrial Heritage within three historic buildings on 5 1/2 acres. Slater Mill houses historic textile machinery, and information desk, a theater, and a gift shop. Wilkinson Mill features an operating water wheel, a late 19th-century machine shop, and a gallery. Sylvanus Brown House, an artisan's home, represents life and work before and at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution."
Organization that Placed the Marker: Old Slater Mill Association
Related Website: [Web Link]
Year Marker was Placed: Not listed
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