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Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Home of the 1st successful U.S. cotton mill to spin yarn.

The era know as The Industrial Revolution started in Rhode Island with the development and construction in 1790 of Samuel Slater's water-powered cotton mill in Pawtucket.

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  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Daggett House - Dagget Park, Pawtucket, R.I.
    Built 1685. Repaired by Pawtucket Chapter D.A.R. 1905
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Lafayette's House, built in the 1700
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    The First Cotton Mill in America
    The Old Slater Mill, Built 1793, Blackstone River, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
    Postcard
  • 1824 - Women weavers from Pawtucket struck


  • News 1853 - AWFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. FOURTEEN LIVES LOST -- THIRTY OR FORTY SERIOUSLY INJURED.
    By Telegraph to the New York Daily Times.

    Disagreeable necessity obliges us to shock the sensibilities of our readers, by the reciatal of another t...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Pawtucket
    Pawtucket, a flourishing post-town, situated 4 miles N. N. E. from Providence, partly in Providence co., R. I., and partly in Bristol co., Mass., and ...Read MORE...


  • News 1864 - Fire in Pawtucket.
    PROVIDENCE, Thursday, Nov. 17. - A fire in Pawtucket this afternoon destroyed the Congregational church, John Dexter's dwelling-house, two stables, a ...Read MORE...


  • News 1883 - LARGE FIRE IN PAWTUCKET. SEVERAL BUILDINGS DESTROYED, CAUSING A LOSS OF OVER $100,000.
    PROVIDENCE, R. I., July 1. - Pawtucket was visited this morning by the most destructive fire for many years. The flames were discovered at 5:30 o'cloc...Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - LARGE PRINT WORKS BURNED. THE DUNNELL ESTABLISHMENT AT PAWTUCKET DESTROYED BY FIRE.
    PAWTUCKET, R. I. Aug. 16. - The Dunnell Print Works were destroyed by fire to-day. The loss is roughly estimated at from $150,000 to $200,000, and is ...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - Fire
    Lumber Street, on the west, which is the first highway running parallel with the water front, is lined with tenement houses. The occupants of these dw...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Pawtucket
    Pawtucket, a post-town of Providence co., R.I., in Pawtucket township, on a river of the same name, and on the Providence & Worcester and Boston & Pro...Read MORE...


  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Goff's Angora Braid
    D. Goff & Sons, Pawtucket, R.I.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    September 1898
    Advertisement
  • News 1903 - PAWTUCKET STATION BURNED. Two Firemen Seriously Hurt and the Damage About $25,000.
    PAWTUCKET, R. I., Nov. 21. - The Pawtucket station of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, a three-story brick structure, was damaged by fir...Read MORE...


  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Looking from Division St. Bridge
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Main Street from Trinity Square
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Main Street, 1905
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Pawtucket, a city of Providence CO., R.I., on the Pawtucket (Blackstone) River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 4} miles NNE. of Provid...Read MORE...


  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    First Methodist Church, 1906
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Jenks Park and Clock Tower
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    North Main Street Looking North, 1906
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Mill from Exchange St. Bridge
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Deborah Cook Sayles Public Library
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Main Street looking East
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Rhode Island Yacht Club, Pawtucket, R.I.
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Four Corners
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Howard and Bullough American Machine Co.
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Post Office, 1908
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Y.M.C.A. Building
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Railroad Station on Broad St.
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Armory
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Pawtucket, R.I. Looking down Blackstone River from Exchange Street Bridge
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Fire Station No. 2, Main St.
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Fire Station No. 3, Prospect Street
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Memorial Hospital
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    High School
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    J. & P. Coats Mfg. Co., Ltd.
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Main Street showing Slater Trust Co. Building
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    R.R. Depot
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Sisters' Home
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Slater Park. Stone Arch Bridge.
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Trinity Church
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Wilkinson Park
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    East Avenue
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    H. & B. AMERICAN MACHINE CO.
    Pawtucket, R. I.
    Builders of COTTON MACHINERY
    Hopper Bale Openers
    Feeders
    Self Feeding Openers
    Breaker Intermediate and Finisher Lappers
    Revolving Flat Cards
    Drawing Frames
    Slubbing Frames
    Intermediate and... Read MORE...

    advertisement
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Home of Slater Trust Company, Main St., cor. East Ave., Pawtucket, R.I.
    Over 50 years Conservative Banking. Many Larger, Few Stronger. Visitors and Inquiries Welcome.
    Advertisement
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Nurses Home, Sayles Memorial Hospital
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Pawtucket-Central Falls Station, Pawtucket, R.I.
    Postcard
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Junction of Broad and Main Streets
    Postcard


Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA


Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
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Daggett House - Dagget Park, Pawtucket, R.I.
Built 1685. Repaired by Pawtucket Chapter D.A.R. 1905
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Lafayette's House, built in the 1700
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
The First Cotton Mill in America
The Old Slater Mill, Built 1793, Blackstone River, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Goff's Angora Braid
D. Goff & Sons, Pawtucket, R.I.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
Advertisement

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Looking from Division St. Bridge
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Main Street from Trinity Square
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Main Street, 1905
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
First Methodist Church, 1906
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Jenks Park and Clock Tower
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
North Main Street Looking North, 1906
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Mill from Exchange St. Bridge
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Deborah Cook Sayles Public Library
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Main Street looking East
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Rhode Island Yacht Club, Pawtucket, R.I.
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Four Corners
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Howard and Bullough American Machine Co.
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Post Office, 1908
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Y.M.C.A. Building
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Railroad Station on Broad St.
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
East Avenue
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Armory
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Pawtucket, R.I. Looking down Blackstone River from Exchange Street Bridge
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Fire Station No. 2, Main St.
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Fire Station No. 3, Prospect Street
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Memorial Hospital
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
High School
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
J. & P. Coats Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Main Street showing Slater Trust Co. Building
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
R.R. Depot
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Sisters' Home
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Slater Park. Stone Arch Bridge.
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Trinity Church
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Wilkinson Park
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
H. & B. AMERICAN MACHINE CO.
Pawtucket, R. I.
Builders of COTTON MACHINERY
Hopper Bale Openers
Feeders
Self Feeding Openers
Breaker Intermediate and Finisher Lappers
Revolving Flat Cards
Drawing Frames
Slubbing Frames
Intermediate and... Read MORE...

advertisement

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Home of Slater Trust Company, Main St., cor. East Ave., Pawtucket, R.I.
Over 50 years Conservative Banking. Many Larger, Few Stronger. Visitors and Inquiries Welcome.
Advertisement

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Pawtucket-Central Falls Station, Pawtucket, R.I.
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Nurses Home, Sayles Memorial Hospital
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Postcard

Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Pinterest
Junction of Broad and Main Streets
Postcard
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  • News  1790 - December 20 - 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)


    Reinvent Rhode Island: The Industrial Revolution started in Rhode Island
    Providence Journal (www.youtube.com)

    The first American cotton mill began operation on December... Read MORE...

  • 1824 - Women weavers from Pawtucket struck
  • News  1853 - AWFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. FOURTEEN LIVES LOST -- THIRTY OR FORTY SERIOUSLY INJURED.
    By Telegraph to the New York Daily Times.

    Disagreeable necessity obliges us to shock the sensibilities of our readers, by the reciatal of another... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Pawtucket
    Pawtucket, a flourishing post-town, situated 4 miles N. N. E. from Providence, partly in Providence co., R. I., and partly in Bristol co., Mass., and ... Read MORE...

  • News  1864 - Fire in Pawtucket.
    PROVIDENCE, Thursday, Nov. 17. - A fire in Pawtucket this afternoon destroyed the Congregational church, John Dexter's dwelling-house, two stables, a ... Read MORE...

  • News  1883 - LARGE FIRE IN PAWTUCKET. SEVERAL BUILDINGS DESTROYED, CAUSING A LOSS OF OVER $100,000.
    PROVIDENCE, R. I., July 1. - Pawtucket was visited this morning by the most destructive fire for many years. The flames were discovered at 5:30... Read MORE...

  • News  1890 - LARGE PRINT WORKS BURNED. THE DUNNELL ESTABLISHMENT AT PAWTUCKET DESTROYED BY FIRE.
    PAWTUCKET, R. I. Aug. 16. - The Dunnell Print Works were destroyed by fire to-day. The loss is roughly estimated at from $150,000 to $200,000, and is ... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - Fire
    Lumber Street, on the west, which is the first highway running parallel with the water front, is lined with tenement houses. The occupants of these... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Pawtucket
    Pawtucket, a post-town of Providence co., R.I., in Pawtucket township, on a river of the same name, and on the Providence & Worcester and Boston &... Read MORE...

  • News  1903 - PAWTUCKET STATION BURNED. Two Firemen Seriously Hurt and the Damage About $25,000.
    PAWTUCKET, R. I., Nov. 21. - The Pawtucket station of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, a three-story brick structure, was damaged by... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Pawtucket, a city of Providence CO., R.I., on the Pawtucket (Blackstone) River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 4} miles NNE. of... Read MORE...

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