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Wyomissing in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1941

This Year In Knitting Mills History

 
 
1941 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 20, 2020
1. 1941 Marker
Inscription.  
The Berkshire Knitting Mills celebrated a major milestone as it manufactured its billionth stocking.

At the same time, production of socks, gloves, parachutes, and other wartime goods ramped up to support the war effort during World War II.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 40° 20.281′ N, 75° 57.212′ W. Marker is in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Knitting Mills Way and 8th Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Knitting Mills Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1913 8th Ave, Reading PA 19611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome To The Knitting Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); 1969 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1906 (about 400 feet away); 1924 (about 400 feet away); Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute (about 500 feet away); 2016 (about 500 feet away); 1932 (about 600 feet away); 1896 (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wyomissing.
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1941 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 20, 2020
2. 1941 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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