1895 - The Biggest in America - A Mill to Be Erected in Adams, Mass., to Employ 1000 People.
North Adams, Mass., June 22. - The biggest cotton mill in America is to be built at once in Adams. This was decided at a meeting of capitalists last night.
The mill will employ over 1000 people, will have 80,000 spindles, and 2100 looms and will cost $1,000,000. It will be 425 feet long and 116 feet wide, with an ell, and will be five stories high.
The enterprise is brought to Adams by the Plunkett Brothers, and some of the heaviest capitalists in the country are interested in it. The officers are: President, Edward N. Gibbs of Norwich, Conn.; treasurer, W. B. Plunkett of Adams; clerk, C. T. Plunkett of Adams.
Directors: Edward N. Gibbs of Norwich, Conn.; Theodore A. Havemeyer of New York; Hon. David A. Wells of Norwich, Conn.; Hon. William A. Halle of Springfield; Gardiner Hall, Jr., of South Willington, Conn.; Hon. W. L. Draper of Hopedale; W. B. Plunkett and C. T. Plunkett of Adams.
Lewiston Sunday Journal
June 22, 1895
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