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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pawtucket, Rhode Island

 
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Pawtucket is in Providence County
    Providence County (161)
    Bristol County (5)
    Kent County (15)
    Windham County, Connecticut (78)
    Bristol County, Massachusetts (143)
    Norfolk County, Massachusetts (80)
    Worcester County, Massachusetts (235)
 
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1Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — A Family Business — Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Just six years after building Slater Mill, Samuel Slater's partners, William Almy and Obadiah Brown, bought another mill on their own. They even copied some of Slater's machine designs for their mill. This annoyed Slater so much that he . . . Map (db m151663) HM
2Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — A Mechanic's Life — Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Tradition holds that Ebenezer Jenks built the house in front of you in the mid-1700s. He was the grandson of Pawtucket's first settler, Joseph Jenks, Jr. By the end of the 1700s, Sylvanus Brown, a mechanic owned the place. He welcomed Samuel . . . Map (db m151660) HM
3Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Birthplace of American Manufacturing — Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Samuel Slater came here from England in 1789. He had just finished a seven-year apprenticeship at an English cotton mill, which gave him great knowledge of the water-powered spinning process developed over the previous two decades. With the . . . Map (db m151668) HM
4Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Civil War Memorial
Erected May 30, 1932 by Tower Relief Corps to the memory of our unknown Soldier and Sailor dead, who fell in the Civil War. 1861 - 1865
They laid down their lives In Defense of our Nation Immortal their deeds And . . . Map (db m151676) WM
5Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Daggett House
Built in 1685, this is the oldest standing house in Pawtucket and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now operated by the Pawtucket Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. For tour Hours Contact the Park OfficeMap (db m45087) HM
6Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — First Successful Cotton Mill in America
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the First Successful Cotton Mill in America this tablet was presented to the Old Slater Mill Association, present owners of this historic building in honor of the textile pioneer whose name they . . . Map (db m1613) HM
7Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Harnessing the Power of the Blackstone River — Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Control of waterpower meant control of economic, political, and social power. A mill developer's first "power grab" was to build a walled dam. This created a pond that stored water to power the mill. Other villagers didn't willingly . . . Map (db m151665) HM
8Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — In Memory of Henrietta I. Drummond — 1892 - 1918
First Rhode Island woman to make the supreme sacrifice as an Army Nurse with the Armed Forces of the United States in France during the World War "She laid him with the dead as she turned to soothe the living and bind the wounds . . . Map (db m151678) WM
9Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — John F. "Jack" McGee — Rhode Island's First Aviator
1885-1918 During his flying career, Jack McGee, one of Pawtucket's most famous sons and a pioneer in this country's aviation history, used this general area of Darlington to make many of his historic flights. On June 11th 1918 he was killed . . . Map (db m45089) HM
10Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Looff Carousel
This is the oldest stander carousel in the world it was built by pioneer craftsman Charles I. D. Looff in 1895, and was installed in Slater park in 1910. Open weekends April, May, June, September, October and daily in July and August. Available . . . Map (db m45091) HM
11Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Milling Machines — Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
David Wilkinson and his father built this mill together, finishing it in 1811. It made sense to build it next to Slater Mill. When Slater married Wilkinson's sister, Hannah, the families grew even closer and shared several ventures. At . . . Map (db m151661) HM
12Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Old Slater Mill
Samuel Slater (1768-1835) opened this water-powered cotton spinning factory in 1793. Slater had left England in 1789 with working knowledge of mechanical yarn-making, and in Pawtucket he discovered artisans with the skills necessary for starting . . . Map (db m118316) HM
13Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Old Slater Mill — Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The American Industrial Revolution began right here. In 1793, Samuel Slater teamed up with investors and local artisans. Together, they built a first for the United States—a successful cotton spinning mill that was run by water power. . . . Map (db m151657) HM
14Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Pawtucket City Hall
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m151656) HM
15Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Pawtucket Public Library — Deborah Cook Sayles Building — 1899 - 1902 —
This building is a contributing structure of the Downtown Pawtucket Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the Interior The Deborah Cook Sayles . . . Map (db m151674) HM
16Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Pawtucket Public Library / Old Pawtucket Post Office — 1896 - 1897 — City of Pawtucket, Incorporated 1886 —
This building is a contributing structure of the Downtown Pawtucket Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places United States Department of the Interior [Top plaque:] The . . . Map (db m151672) HM
17Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Pawtucket Veterans Memorial — City of Pawtucket — Incorporated 1886 —
Honor to our gallant men and women who served their nation in the military during times of peril They gave their yesterdays in order to insure our tomorrows Lest we forget A grateful community wishes to acknowledge all . . . Map (db m151653) WM
18Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — River and Fields at Pawtucket
One of the bounds of Providence mentioned in the Indian deed to Roger WilliamsMap (db m151654) HM
19Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Slater Mill — Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Slater Mill was America's first successful water-powered cotton spinning mill. For a small fee, tour the mill and learn how Samuel Slater and local craftsmen created machines that spun cotton into thread. Explore the Wilkinson machine shop and see a . . . Map (db m151659) HM
20Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Slater Mill Historic Site — Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor — Rhode Island — Massachusetts —
The American Industrial Revolution began at Slater Mill. Here, in 1793, Samuel Slater, with Providence investors and Pawtucket artisans, built the first water-powered, cotton spinning factory in the United States. Beginning with this wooden mill, . . . Map (db m118324) HM
21Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Spanish American War Memorial — Freedom Patriotism Humanity — 1898 - 1902 —
To perpetuate the memory of all who with unfailing loyalty defended on land and sea the nation's honor in the War with Spain, Phillipine Insurrection and China Relief Expedition.Map (db m151652) WM
22Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Sylvanus Brown House
Sylvanus Brown lived in this cottage from 1784 to 1824. Brown's proven pattern-making and carpentry skills earned him a place at Samuel Slater's side. Brown had also built water-powered mills and visited European mill sites. Between 1789 and . . . Map (db m118327) HM
23Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — The Old Slater Mill
The birthplace of the cotton manufacturing industry in America. Here in 1793 Samuel Slater, Moses Brown, and William Almy established the first successful cotton factory in the United States.Map (db m1612) HM
24Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — The Perfect Place — Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
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 . . . Map (db m151670) HM
25Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — The Wilkinson Mill
David Wilkinson (1771-1852), a blacksmith from Smithfield, Rhode Island, moved to Pawtucket in the early 1780s. Wilkinson invented new machines, including a steamboat, which he demonstrated in Pawtucket in 1792 (15 years before Robert Fulton's . . . Map (db m118248) HM
26Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all the members of the Major Walter G. Gatchell VFW Post 306 and its Auxiliary Past Present & Future Founded 1920 Auxiliary 1921 [Left side of the memorial:] . . . Map (db m151651) WM
27Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Water Works — Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, Slater Mill Historic Site — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The water flowing through the millrace below you was brought here to do work. It was diverted from the Blackstone River on your right and will flow back into it downstream. Wilkinson Mill, the stone building on your left, shared this raceway with . . . Map (db m151667) HM
28Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Waterpower
Controlling water power during the early years of the Industrial Revolution also meant gaining control of political, economic, and social power. Re-engineering water courses in this area often brought lawsuits and anger. In August 1792, four . . . Map (db m118317) HM
29Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — 30 — Wilkinson Mill
National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark Wilkinson Mill, 1810. Site of the shop of David Wilkinson (1771–1852) Father of the American Machine Tool Industry.Map (db m1611) HM
 
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