Thursday, March 3, 2011

Those Places Thursday: Amoskeag Mill; Manchester, NH

OK, so the Amoskeag Mill was located in Manchester, New Hampshire,and not Vermont, but the history of the mill is interesting, nonetheless,and so I have decided to blog about it.The Amoskeag Mill was built in 1810,the same year that Manchester received its name (the town had been called Derryfield before that). The mill was located along the Merrimack River,near the Amoskeag Bridge. The mill grew to be the largest cotton mill in the world.

My third great-granduncle, Alexandre Metevier (1852-1930), worked at the Amoskeag Mill during the 19th century, according to a census record from the time.

You can learn more about the Amoskeag Mill here: Amoskeag Manufacturing Company

The following video also provides information about the mill. While it is a low-quality video, it is definitely worth watching.

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