A History of the Belknap Mill (eBook)

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Laconia’sBelknap Mill thrived in the boom of the Industrial Revolution. The historicmill swiftly rose to the forefront of the city’s hosiery industry in the nineteenth century. Lakes Region historian Carol Lee Andersonreveals the mill’s unique history, including its inventive, entrepreneurialowners, their climb to industrial success and the challenges they overcame.This fascinating story encompasses the saga of countless French-Canadianimmigrants whose arrival in the Lakes Region influenced the course of industryand daily life in the city of Laconia. The mill’s story continues, and thepreservation of this historic textile mill includes a fierce struggle ofhistoric values versus urban renewal. Learn how this early symbol of theIndustrial Revolution fought to become the pride of Laconia’s industrialheritage.

Laconia’sBelknap Mill thrived in the boom of the Industrial Revolution. The historicmill swiftly rose to the forefront of the city’s hosiery industry in the nineteenth century. Lakes Region historian Carol Lee Andersonreveals the mill’s unique history, including its inventive, entrepreneurialowners, their climb to industrial success and the challenges they overcame.This fascinating story encompasses the saga of countless French-Canadianimmigrants whose arrival in the Lakes Region influenced the course of industryand daily life in the city of Laconia. The mill’s story continues, and thepreservation of this historic textile mill includes a fierce struggle ofhistoric values versus urban renewal. Learn how this early symbol of theIndustrial Revolution fought to become the pride of Laconia’s industrialheritage.


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