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The tower with the bell is at the top of Slaters Mill. It told the workers when to begin and end work. The story we heard is that the workers noticed the bell would be rung a bit early to start work and a bit late to end, thereby extracting an extra 15-30 minutes of work with no additional pay. 32 more words
Yesterday we bicycled a rail-trail from Woonsocket to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, stopping at Slater’s Mill. This was the first water powered cotton-spinning mill in the US, courtesy of Slater’s industrial espionage to import a bit of British technology. 14 more words
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Legendary director Woody Allen has added his handprints to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but not the one in California.
It’s in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. 197 more words