Cotton mills and textile manufacturing in historic New England.

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Cotton Mills in New England

In the early industrial period, one of the first products to be manufactured in New England on a large scale with water power was cotton cloth. Many New England towns grew into prosperous cities thanks to their rivers and their cotton mills. Hayward's Gazetteer documented many mill towns in which the production cotton cloth was an especially prominent business in the 1830s:

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