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Aug 28, 2023Liked by Justin Meszler

Excellent job. The only ting I would quibble with is that the deindustrialization of Pawtucket and RI in general began in the 1920;s essentially as soon as automobiles, trucks and electricity, made it possible to move out to the suburbs and away from rivers. About 1890 there was a burst of factory building in urban RI, but by the time it was time to build the next generation of factories, they had headed for the South for cheap labor and the suburbs for big one floor factories instead of multi story buildings along the rivers and rails.

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