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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Early factories transformed the rural landscape. Factory owners preferred to locate their facilities in rural areas, where land was cheaper and more plentiful. Rivers and streams provided the waterpower upon which early factories depended to power their machinery. Factories put even small towns on the map. They also created new communities where none existed previously. This bird's eye view of Turners Falls, Massachusetts, reveals that it was a planned industrial community from its founding in 1867. Note the way planners laid out the roads in a grid-like pattern. The John Russell Cutlery Company moved from Greenfield, Massachusetts to Turners Falls in 1870. Note the proximity of the facility to the river.


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"Turners Falls, Mass"

lithographer   Oakley H. Bailey (1843-1947)
date   1877
location   Turners Falls, Massachusetts
width   30.12"
height   24.0"
process/materials   lithograph, paper, ink
item type   Art/Lithograph
accession #   #1999.13.502

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Russell Cutlery Company Birds-Eye View

St. Ann's Church

Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass.

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