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By Bryan Simmons, July 26, 2011
Daggett House Marker
Rhode 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 Office — Map (db m45087) HM
Rhode 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
Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — John F. "Jack" McGeeRhode 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
Rhode 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. . . . — Map (db m45091) HM

Rhode 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 . . . — Map (db m118316) HM

Rhode Island (Providence County), Pawtucket — Slater Mill Historic Site

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 . . . — Map (db m118324) HM

Rhode 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

Rhode 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
Rhode 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

Rhode 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

Rhode 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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