I've always had an interest in mills, as my ancestors came from Canada to work in the mills, including The American Thread Company.
I also kept this tradition up by working at Charles House and Sons in Unionville, Ct while I was going to college. I worked third shift in the weaving room. Eventually I moved to the winding/spinning room. The mill was demolished several years ago.
So on Tuesday, Deirdre and I went to visit the Lowell Mills, which is a national park, too.
It was a great tour and a beautiful building!
This is the Boott Mills, a cotton mill built in 1835
The second floor has the museum part....
Also...North and South is on Netflix, about cotton mills in the north of England. It is based on a book by Elizabeth Gaskell
Lyddie by Katherine Paterson
So Far From Home by Barry Denenburg (part of the Dear America Scholastic books)
Hellfire by John Saul ( a ghost story)
I've read or watched these, but there are many more...some have been on my list to read....to be honest...the John Saul book is the one that has stayed with me the longest...I read that when I was a teenager....