Re: North Adams, Massachusetts - early Jewish settlers #usa


Deanna Levinsky <DEANNASMAC@...>
 

Strong, Hewat was founded in 1898. It was a very large fabric mill and
employed 400 workers in its hay day (the owners were Scottish). I
would imagine this created spin-offs for other jobs and businesses
which attracted Jewish workers/businessmen. This area had power from
the Hoosac River, there were other mills but Strong Hewat produced
wonderful wool fabrics, they closed in the mid 1960s-selling the
property to the Kaplans.
Deanna Mandel Levinsky
Long Island, New York
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Deanna M. Levinsky, Long Island, NY

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