The history of a small New England mill town through the eyes of those who grew up there.
Part 1 (13:47)
Early history and the founding of Georgetown. Mills use the water power of the Norwalk River. Gilbert & Bennett Co. is formed and manufactures wire products from sieves to chicken wire. Railroads and European immigration fuels company growth and changes the town. Abolition, Civil War and the invention of Window Screens. Mill re-builds after factory fire and Georgetown becomes a classic company town.