Slater Mill Memorial Park and Historical Site
The first water-powered cotton mill, this Pawtucket
site is acknowledged by many historians as the birthplace of the
American Industrial Revolution. Founded by Samuel Slater in 1793,
the factory replicated operations he had seen in England. The
mill's success ushered in a new era for both labor and economics in
the U.S., forever changing methods of production.
Originally submitted by: Lincoln Chafee, Senator.
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