Stanley Woolen Mill
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member dremoto
N 42° 04.817 W 071° 37.234
19T E 283235 N 4662013
Quick Description: The site of the Stanley Woolen Mill, originally known as the Central Woolen Mill in Calumet Village.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/23/2008 9:29:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM4RAV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
Views: 22

Long Description:
Uxbridge is the site of the Stanley Woolen Mill, originally known as the Central Woolen Mill in Calumet Village. It is mostly vacant, yet a portion of the huge wooden buildings house a spacious antique store and is the subject of future visioning sessions by State, federal and local partnerships.

In 1852, Moses Taft built the mill and leased it to Israel Southwick and Richard Sayles. During the Civil Way, 24 hour production of indigo blue uniform cloth was ongoing before the mill was sold to Robert and Jacob Taft in 1865. Soon after, they built a dam at Rice City Pond which considerably increased the water power. In 1866, an 80 horsepower steam engine was installed and production continued to rise dramatically as the mill started producing fancy cassimeres as the name changed to the Calumet Woolen Company. Arthur and Stanley Wheelock bought the mill after 1905 and during WWI, a half million yards of khaki for the US government was produced as well as cloth for the French and Italian governments. This was the longest running family-owned woolen mill in the US until it closed in 1988. -Credit Blackstone Daily
Product manufactured here: Uniform Cloth For U.S. and Foreign Militaries

Web Page: [Web Link]

Address: Not listed

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