“Memories of a Mill Girl”

BENNINGTON- “Memories of a Mill Girl” is a Bennington Historical Society presentation in conjunction with the Bennington Museum.
In the program, Anne Bugbee tells the story of Mary Palmer, a young girl who arrived in America in 1859 and began working in a cotton mill in North Bennington as a spooler. In 1906, Palmer wrote “Reflections of a Mill Worker” describing her experiences. In addition to describing the life of a mill worker, Bugbee also describes the 1874 fire and explosion at the Bradford Mill, which killed many women who were working that day.

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