old Slater mill, Pawtucket, RI, the oldest cotton mill in the US, erected in 1793 painted by Alfred Carufel

[Source: EcoRI.org]

December 12, 2016
By GLORIA KOSTADINOVA/ecoRI News contributor

Tucked away in the historic town of Pawtucket, R.I., just north of Pawtucket Falls, is iconic Slater Mill. Known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Pawtucket is home to the nation’s first successful cotton mill. Slater Mill, built in 1793, lies on 4 acres of parkland surrounding two dams and embracing the banks of the Blackstone River. This National Historic Landmark is just one of many historic dam sites across Rhode Island….