Factory Village
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member New England n00b
N 43° 00.022 W 071° 55.688
19T E 261326 N 4765016
Quick Description: A sign marking a point where water generating power was, and still is, useful for industry.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 9/2/2006 3:05:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMP6V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 21

Long Description:
Text of Marker:
Directly east was the "Great Falls of the
Contoocook," where the river dropped 75 feet
in less than a mile. Mills have been located
here since 1783. In 1810, one of New England's
first cotton mills started here. There has been
a paper mill at the site of Monadnock Paper
Mills since early in the 19th century. Five dams
also powered a cutlery factory, a fulling mill,
a powder mill, and a tannery. By the turn of
the 20th century, the oldest dam generated
electricity for Antrim and Bennington. Now the
dams are used by the paper mill for power
and flow control.
Marker Name: Factory Village

Official Marker Number: 153

Marker Type: Official NH State

Marker Location: Bennington

Date Marker Established: 1987

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