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Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

"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 & Providence Rail roads, 4 1/ 2 miles N.N.E. of Providence, and 39 miles S.S.W. of Boston. Pawtucket has 23 churches, 3 national banks, 3 savings-banks, several hotels, 3 newspaper offices, a public library, and a high school. Its prosperity is chiefly derived from manufactures of various articles, among which are cotton goods, steam fire-engines, prints, leather, machinery, thread, ropes, spools, and files. Here, besides other large works, is the Dunnell Manufacturing Company, which occupies many buildings and prints over 20,000,000 yards of calico yearly; also the American branch of the J. & P. Coats Thread Company (limited), giving employment to 3000 hands. Pawtucket has several large bleaching- and dyeing establishments. Pop. in 1880, 19,030; in 1890, 27.633."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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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
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    Lafayette's House, built in the 1700
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    The First Cotton Mill in America
    The Old Slater Mill, Built 1793, Blackstone River, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • 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...


  • 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...


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

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    September 1898
  • 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
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Main Street from Trinity Square
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    Main Street, 1905
  • 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...


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    First Methodist Church, 1906
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Jenks Park and Clock Tower
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    North Main Street Looking North, 1906
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    Mill from Exchange St. Bridge
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    Deborah Cook Sayles Public Library
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    Main Street looking East
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    Rhode Island Yacht Club, Pawtucket, R.I.
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    Four Corners
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    Howard and Bullough American Machine Co.
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    Post Office, 1908
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    Y.M.C.A. Building
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    Railroad Station on Broad St.
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    Armory
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    Pawtucket, R.I. Looking down Blackstone River from Exchange Street Bridge
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    Fire Station No. 2, Main St.
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    Fire Station No. 3, Prospect Street
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    Memorial Hospital
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    High School
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    J. & P. Coats Mfg. Co., Ltd.
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    Main Street showing Slater Trust Co. Building
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    R.R. Depot
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    Sisters' Home
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    Slater Park. Stone Arch Bridge.
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    Trinity Church
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    Wilkinson Park
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    East Avenue
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    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...

  • 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.
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    Nurses Home, Sayles Memorial Hospital
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    St. Paul's Episcopal Church
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Pawtucket-Central Falls Station, Pawtucket, R.I.
  • Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
    Junction of Broad and Main Streets


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