Mill Workers (photo by Lewis Hine)

Learn About the People Who Made the Park What It Is Today

There are many different people who contributed to the growth of the Blackstone River becoming "The Hardest Working River in America." From businessmen, to inventors, to workers and visionaries, each did their share to industrialize the area. Click on a picture below to learn about their personal story and how it relates to the growth of the American Industrial Revolution.


Important People of the Valley

Last updated: February 14, 2024

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