These are pictures of what is left of the Orleans Manufacturing Company, gone almost 130 years now, and located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts a small town located roughly 10 miles from Providence, RI.

The historical marker reads:

Orleans Manufacturing Co

1610-1884

In 1810, a group of Rehoboth citizens established "The Palmer River Manufacturing Company", a cotton spinning mill on the site of the old Joshua Smith grist and saw mill. The mill was enlarged about 1826 and began manufacturing fine cotton cloth, as the "Orleans Manufacturing Company." This mill was totally destroyed by fire in 1831. Rebuilt, but burned out again in 1884, the mill ceased operation. Some of the old mill ruins can still be seen. The damn was rebuilt in 1911 and since then has supplied the Bristol-Warren Water Works with water through an aqueduct.

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