Naugatuck Valley Textile Industry

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Overview
T he textile industry found its roots in Connecticut along the banks of the Housatonic and Naugatuck Rivers between Waterbury and Bridgeport. From the early 1800s, when David Humphries, former aide-de-camp to Gen. George Washington, brought the woolen industry to America, to the 1950s, when the vast Sidney Blumenthal Mills moved to the South, the textile industry shaped life in the Naugatuck Valley. The industry witnessed labor actions, inspired cultural expression, and experienced the growth of shipping by road, water, and rail. Workers produced felted wool, cotton, and silk fabrics, velvet, fake fur, wool hosiery, buttons, ribbons, and various other goods, laying the foundation for the prosperity enjoyed by the valley today.
Details
ISBN: 9780738573533
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 169
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Author Mary Ruth Shields has previously written Industry Clothing Construction Methods and numerous articles related to the textiles industry. The historical societies and citizens of the valley towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton also contributed generously to this book.