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Mills: The First Factories

Richard Arkwright Was Not An Innovator, But A Very Clever Entrepreneur


The Rittenhouse Mill 
This article by Craig Whitford discusses America's first paper mill.

Slater Mill 
Learn about the Slater Mill built and ran by Samuel Slater at the official web site of Slater Historic Mill.

Water Power 
This student essay on the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution web site, discusses water power and its uses in mills.

Windmill History 
Read the history of Windmills from this site by Mark Berry. It also includes links to more information about the topic.