Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 4-1971

Description

The Blackstone River is recognized by the U.S. Congress as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. It powered Slater Mill, the first successful mill in America, as well as many other factories producing everything from wire to Mr. Potato Head.Although historically the Blackstone River has enabled production of many goods, industry has taken a toll on the river, introducing pollution that empties to the Providence River and eventually Narragansett Bay. Today, the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor attempts to preserve the Blackstone Valley’s mill village landscape.

Notes

http://www.nps.gov/blac/index.htm

http://www.nps.gov/blac/historyculture/preservation.htm

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Cities and Towns -- Company Towns -- Rhode Island -- Pawtucket;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Pawtucket

Street Address

166 Main St.

Keywords

company towns; mills; Pawtucket, Rhode Island;

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