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City of Pawtucket, RI

137 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket , RI , 2860
Phone: (401) 728-0500
41° 52' 44.2092" N, 71° 22' 55.7652" W
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Pawtucket is a city of 71,148, persons founded in 1671, at the strategic falls of the Blackstone River and the upper tidewaters of Narragansett Bay. It is a city with a special place in the industrial history of the United States. For it was here at the Slater Mill Historic Site that Samuel Slater successfully constructed and operated machines for spinning cotton yarn in 1793. Besides textiles, a variety of machines and iron working shops grew up alongside the textile industry.

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