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Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bridgewater Mills

Rappahannock Electric Light & Power Company

 
 
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By Kevin W., August 24, 2014
1. Bridgewater Mills Marker
Inscription.  
On the site formerly stood office and warehouse of the
Bridgewater Mills
1822 - 1908

Operated by members of the Ficklen family, this concern's flour won first prize at the world's first international exposition held at Paris, France in 1878. In the same year the first telephone line in Virginia connected this office with the mill buildings which were situated on the west bank of the Rappahannock River just south of the present bridge on US Route 1 leading to Falmouth, Virginia.

Office and warehouse of the
Rappahannock Electric Light & Power Company
1900 - 1923

An electric generating company furnishing 2 phase, 60 cycle current, manage from 1907 to 1923 by Ellen Caskie London Ficklen, the first woman manager of an electric public utility in United States of America.
 
Erected 1964 by Joseph B. Ficklen, III.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 38° 18.217′ N, 77° 
Bridgewater Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., August 24, 2014
2. Bridgewater Mills Marker
27.741′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Charles Street and Amelia Street on Charles Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1016 Charles St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Booth House (within shouting distance of this marker); 1849 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1854 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1824 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1851 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1834 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1807 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1890 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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