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Map of Cabotville circa 1850's. Dwight Mills, Perkins Mills, and dozens of boarding house are visable.

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Boarding houses were run by matrons who strictly enforced the rules of the house including a 10pm curfew, temperance, and weekly church attendance. Mill girls were charged approximately $1.25 per week to live in overcrowded boarding houses with as…

Tintype photography of Charles H. Tracy

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The most advanced cotton machinery available at the time, automatic Draper Looms were used at Dwight Mills.