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Industrial Willimantic in 1908Industrial Willimantic in 1908. Note the 1850s gasworks to the right, and the 1820s Smithville mills at Bridge Street. This shot was taken from the footbridge.
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Smithville Manufacturing CompanyThe Smithville Manufacturing Company's cotton mills stood on the eastern side of Bridge Street. The company was well known for its high quality duck cloth, a hardwearing cotton cloth that was used in sailing ship sails, and in sailors' uniforms. Cotton cloth had been weaved on this site since the early 1820s. The mills were demolished in 1940. The view on the right is taken from atop a Main Street business block and shows the company's dam and its stone worker housing in the bottom right hand corner.
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Smithville Manufacturing CompanyAnother view of the Smithville Manufacturing Company
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Windham Mfg. Co.The Windham Manufacturing Company. In the early 1800s, the mill started out as “Smithville Manufacturing” (and was known locally as “The Hayden Mill”). It was bought by the Quidnick-Windham Manufacturing Company and produced broadcloth for men's suits as well as “duck cloth (canvas)”. In 1909 it added a power plant with its 200 foot high smoke stack. In 1924 it became Windham Manufacturing Co. Pic of the Week January 9, 2014
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