Pawtucket Past and Present; Being a Brief Account of the Begining and Progress of Its Industries and a Resume of Early History of the City

Pawtucket Past and Present; Being a Brief Account of the Begining and Progress of Its Industries and a Resume of Early History of the City

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...built at Saylesville, in memory of their deceased children, a chapel, overlooking their bleacheries. In 1877 William F. Sayles erected a stone tower on one corner of the chapel in memory of his son, William Clark Sayles, who died while a student at Brown University. In the same year the Messrs. Sayles built the Moshassuck Valley Railroad, which runs from the bleachery to Woodlawn. A letter from William F. Sayles was read on Commencement Day at Brown University, 1878, in which he offered the university $50,000 for the erection of a building in memory of his son, William Clark Sayles, who, had he lived, would have been graduated from the university that year. Later the sum was increased to $100,000, and Sayles Memorial Hall was built. William F. Sayles was president of the Slater National Bank. He served several years as State senator, and was a trustee of Brown University and a lieutenant colonel of the Pawtucket Light Guard. William F. Sayles died in 1894, and by a provision in his will a fund was set apart for a suitable memorial to his wife and daughter. The form of the memorial was left to the discretion of his son, Frank A. Sayles, who erected the l/Iemorial Hospital and presented the same to the corporation which now administers the work. Expansion of the Bleaching and F ini;hing I ndustry in Pawtucket after the Civil War Gifts to Pawtucket HOW, The Home Bleach and Dye Works was established in 1881 and B/, ., /, incorporated in 1902. Peter B. McManus purchased the plant of and Dy; the Union Wadding Company some years ago, and since then he Works has carried on an extensive business in the dyeing (stainless fast black and fancy colors), bleaching, and mercerizing of cotton yarns, braids, tapes, twines, cords, knitting-cotton, and..show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880102
  • 9781236880109