Show: Along the Blackstone

Episode: Along the Blackstone 71 - Nipmuc Nation and Blackstone Valley Industrial Story.mpg

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It is 1827 and the young Republic is bursting with economic energy. In South Grafton, MA, Peter Farnum and his sons are building a 4 story stone cotton textile mill. Just down the road, not more than 100 yards, the Blackstone Canal Company is working its way north to Worcester, MA, building the 45 mile long Blackstone Canal. And on top of Keith Hill, is a robust community of Nipmuc, who have come back to their homeland after the devastating King Philip’s War (1675 – 1676) Nation. They have been here for some time, as stone masons, teamsters, basket weavers and the question we are going to attempt to answer here is, were the Nipmuc part of America’s journey to industrialization? Were they engaged with the Irish canal builders and the yankee mill builders in their activities? Good labor was hard to come by. Joined by our good friends from UMASS-Boston, Dr. Steve Mrozowski and his team of archaeologists and members of the Nipmuc Nation, we will use archaeology as the tool to assist us in uncovering the past to better understand our community today. We will also see just how much fun archaeology can be.

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