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Pawtucket in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Perfect Place

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
 
The Perfect Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 19, 2020
1. The Perfect Place Marker
Inscription.  
When Samuel Slater first came here, the village had everything he needed to succeed. Pawtucket Falls provided ample waterpower. That energy was already powering local machine shops. Those shops were run by skilled mechanics who could assist with Slater's new project.

Finally, the river meant easy shipping of goods to distant markets. To these factors, Slater added his knowledge of spinning mill design. This proved to be a perfect formula. It yielded the first water-powered cotton spinning mill in the United States. That mill helped to trigger the Industrial Revolution.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 41° 52.603′ N, 71° 23′ W. Marker is in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Rhode Island Route 15) and Roosevelt Avenue, on the left when traveling east
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on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket RI 02860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of American Manufacturing (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Family Business (about 300 feet away); Harnessing the Power of the Blackstone River (about 300 feet away); Wilkinson Mill (about 300 feet away); Milling Machines (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The Wilkinson Mill (about 400 feet away); The Old Slater Mill (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawtucket.
 
The Perfect Place Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), June 19, 2020
2. The Perfect Place Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Jul. 21, 2024