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Cabotville

Development of additional cotton mills in the area known as Cabotville followed the model of the Chicopee Manufacturing Company and by 1841, the Cabot Manufacturing Company, the Dwight Manufacturing Company, and the Perkins Mills were built.  Following the model of the Chicopee Manufacturing Company, these cotton mills also erected schools, churches, and stores that sold produce, clothing, firewood, and other necessities to the workers.

Cabotville, Chicopee

Cabotville Map circa 1850's

 Dwight and Perkins Mill are visible as well as dozens of factory boarding houses.

Photograph courtesy of Chicopee Historical Society

Chicopee, 1856

Chicopee, Massachusetts 1856

Photo of Cabotville taken from an old engraving shows the textile factories in the background.

Photograph courtesy of Chicopee Historical Society