First Mills and Canal

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First Mills and Canal

Foreshadowing the huge mill complex that would later dominate the area below the Amoskeag Falls, small mills began to operate along the Merrimack River in the first decades of the nineteenth century.  The economic growth that the area quickly began to see was largely due to the success of the Blodget Canal. 

Listen here to learn more about Samuel Blodget and his vision for the area.