Anne Bugbee tells the story of Mary Palmer a young girl who arrived in America in 1859 and began working in a cotton mill in North Bennington as a spooler. In 1906 she wrote “Reflections of a Mill Worker” describing her experiences. At this Historical Society Meeting at the Bennington Museum Anne also talked about the fire and explosion in 1874 at the Bradford Mill which killed many women who were working that day.

Memories of a Mill Girl from Jackie Marro on Vimeo.