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Disaster in Lawrence: The Fall of the Pemberton Mill

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The destruction was unimaginable. Workers in nearby factories watched with horror as the Pemberton Mill buckled and then collapsed, trapping more than six hundred workers, many of them women and children. Word of the disaster spread quickly and volunteers rushed to the scene. As survivors called out for help, a lantern fell, and within minutes fire engulfed the building, b ...more
Paperback, 125 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by History Press (SC)
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Christopher Obert
This is a fact filled book covering a story that every New Englander should know. The Pemberton Mill disaster was (and still is) one of the worst industrial calamities in the United States history. And yet many Massachusetts (and New England) residents don’t know the story. In 1860 the Pemberton Mill, a textile mill, located in Lawrence, Mass collapsed. The workers, many of them woman and children, were crushed, trapped and some miraculously left uninjured. The rumble of the building’s fall was ...more
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In view of the factory collapse in Bangladesh, the story of the Pemberton Mill takes on even more significance. I can't believe we still haven't learned that human lives are worth more than cheap clothing.
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