Tag: urban industrialization

  • It’s Old Home Week!

    It’s Old Home Week!

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    Small towns in New England and the Mid-Atlantic lost population as westward migration and the lure of factory work drew young people away. Old Home Week attempted to lure them back.

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Did you sleep on “Pepper Mill” sheets when you were a kid? No? Neither did I, but that’s what we called them. Pepperell was a brand name of the sheets my mother bought. My family loved them for one reason – unlike other brands, Pepperell sheets did not make those little pills of lint that you would […]

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