Naugatuck Valley Textile Industry by Mary Ruth Shields

Naugatuck Valley Textile Industry

byMary Ruth Shields

Kobo ebook | January 10, 2011

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The textile industry found its roots in Connecticut along the banks of the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers between Waterbury and Bridgeport. From the early 1800s, when David Humphries, former aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington, brought the woolen industry to America, to the 1950s, when the vast Sidney Blumenthal Mills moved to the South, the textile industry shaped life in the Naugatuck Valley. The industry witnessed labor actions, inspired cultural expression, and experienced the growth of shipping by road, water, and rail. Workers produced felted wool, cotton, and silk fabrics, velvet, fake fur, wool hosiery, buttons, ribbons, and various other goods, laying the foundation for the prosperity enjoyed by the valley today.
Title:Naugatuck Valley Textile IndustryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 10, 2011Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

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