A History of the Belknap Mill: The Pride of Laconia's Industrial Heritage

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Laconia's Belknap Mill thrived in the boom of the Industrial Revolution. The historic mill swiftly rose to the forefront of the city's hosiery industry in the nineteenth century. Lakes Region historian Carol Lee Anderson reveals the mill's unique history, including its inventive, entrepreneurial owners, their climb to industrial success and the challenges they overcame. This fascinating story encompasses the saga of countless French-Canadian immigrants whose arrival in the Lakes Region influenced the course of industry and daily life in the city of Laconia. The mill's story continues, and the preservation of this historic textile mill includes a fierce struggle of historic values versus urban renewal. Learn how this early symbol of the Industrial Revolution fought to become the pride of Laconia's industrial heritage.
ISBN: 9781626192416
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Hampshire
Series: Landmarks
Images: 68
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
For nearly a decade, historian Carol Lee Anderson has written about local history throughout the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire. She has served as a board member for a number of historical societies, and, in 2009, she became a founder and first president of the Gunstock Mountain Historical Society. Carol published "The History of Gunstock: Skiing in the Belknap Mountains" and "The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana: Beyond the Archie Comic Strip" with The History Press. Laconia local J.Paul Morin's family owned and operated the Belknap Mill for three key generations.
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