Capron Yarn Mill - Uxbridge MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 04.570 W 071° 37.618
19T E 282692 N 4661572
Quick Description: Built in 1820 the mill manufactured satinets that used the first powered looms for woolens in the US.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/14/2015 3:21:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMP7DY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
John Capron and his brother Effingham established one of the earliest textile mills in Uxbridge. It was started around 1820 and is located on the Mumford River. The mill used water power from the river. The first power looms for woolens were introduced at the Capron Mills. The first manufacture of "satinet" was at this mill. Uxbridge became famous for its Cashmere wool.

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This mill is essetially attached to Bernat Mill which burned down entirely in 2007 which required 600 firefighters to estinguish the flames. It is miraculous this historical mill did not burn down as well.
Current Status: Still In Use

Current Use: Vacant

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