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Who opened the first cotton spinning mill in the US?
No one knows WHO built/made the first cotton spinning mill in the US but it was located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ...
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British mill worker built first spinning machines in US?
I'm not sure if they were British mill workers, but Thomas Somers and James Leonard brought concepts from England to Beverly, MA to build the first cotton mill with George Cabot, the Beverly Cotton Manufactory. ...
Why does the moon appear to rise and set in the sky?
Every astronomical object appears to rise in the east, cross the sky, and set in the west. The reason is the fact that the earth spins, carrying us with it, and so our eyes are constantly being turned to point in different directions. We don't feel the spinning, so it appears to us as if the objects we're looking at are spinning by us. ...
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What did the first paper mill use to make paper in the us?
The first paper mill in North America was built by the Spanish in Mexico City in 1575. The first paper mill in what became the United States, built by Dutch papermaker William Rittenhouse, was constructed in 1690 near Philadelphia and used rags to produce paper. ...
What legendary American hero visited the first cotton mill in the US?
The first American cotton mill was built in 1787 in Beverly Massachusetts. George Washington paid a visit to the mill. The mill failed after 3 years of operation. Generally speaking, the failure was due to inadequate machinery and also because Americans preferred imported English cotton products. ...
Asked in History of the United States
Why is Samuel Slater important in US history?
After Slater immigrated to the U.S. in 1789, he reproduced versions of http://www.answers.com/topic/richard-arkwright Arkwright's spinning and http://www.answers.com/topic/carding-machines from memory and so established the first successful American http://www.answers.com/topic/cotton mill / He founded the mill town of Slatersville, R.I.and is regarded as the founder of the U.S. cotton textile industry. ...
Why is there a sunrise and sunset?
The Sun doesn't really rise and set; the Sun sits there in the center of our solar system, unmoving. It is the Earth spinning - and us with it - that makes the Sun appear to rise in the East and set in the west. ...
Asked in Global Warming, Earth Sciences, The Moon, Stars
What causes the apparent rising and setting of the moon?
The moon rotates around the earth, and as it does so, our view of it makes it appear to 'rise' and 'set,' though really it's just spinning around us. ...
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What are the release dates for About Us - 2003 Port Blakely Memories of a Mill Town?
About Us - 2003 Port Blakely Memories of a Mill Town was released on: USA: 14 April 2006 ...