1847The Annisquam Cotton Mill began operating in Rockport.People and Communities, Economy and Industry, Local Businesses, African American History

E. G. Rollins, Rockport Cotton Mills, c. 1850, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library, https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-7af6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
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The mill was destroyed by a fire in 1882 and never reopened. The building is currently the home of the Rockport Public Library.

“The Role of Slavery in the Cape Ann Economy | Cape Ann Slavery.” https://capeannslavery.org/the-role-of-slavery-in-the-cape-ann-economy/. “History – Rockport Public Library.” https://rockportlibrary.org/about/the-library/history/.
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