Bellows Falls Paper Mills

When:
June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2018-06-28T19:00:00-04:00
2018-06-28T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
Rockingham Free Library
65 Westminster St
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:

Bellows Falls Union Headquarters and the Labor Day Parade

Join historian David Deacon for a presentation on “Lumbering, Organized Labor & Decline of the Bellows Falls Paper Mills (1898 – 1927).”

The talk begins with the consolidation of the Fall Mountain Mill into the International Paper Co., which marked a period of decline. Workers, increasingly dissatisfied with conditions, organized into unions. This led to a series of strikes. Finally, in 1921, an industry-wide attempt was made to break the unions for good. In the process, the Fall Mountain Mill was closed. 

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