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Starting in the mid-1800s, and continuing for the next 100 years, the people of Moodus manufactured cotton twine in as many as twelve cotton mills. The mills were built along the banks of the modest but sharply inclined Moodus River, providing the water power they needed to operate. 

The fascinating story of the Moodus mills includes the people who built them, invented groundbreaking processes and machines, and labored in a punishing industrial environment. The owners were mostly Yankees, the workers mostly immigrants.


It was the economic engine of the town for about a hundred years and gave the village its character and prosperity.

Drone shot by Frank DiNardi

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