365: Day 17 – A Piece of American History

16 09 2011

During my freshman year of college, as a sociology major, I learned an interesting fact from one of my professors that I’m going to share with you today. According to him, Holyoke, Ma. was the first planned industrial city in the United States during the Industrial Revolution.

For a long time I wondered what the story was behind all of those old factories that sit along the canal in Holyoke. It wasn’t until my professor mentioned this fact that it dawned on me – those old factories are some of the country’s oldest. It all started to make sense – the canal, the old train tracks that ran parallel to the buildings and the nearby Connecticut River. You can see this in today’s photo.

Nikon D3100 - f/7 - 1/200 sec. - ISO 100 - 18mm - No Flash




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23 09 2011
Amazing Photography Links, Tuts and Images You May Have Missed » Beauty life

[…] A Piece of American History – the foundation of the industrial revolution in the United States produces a striking black and white subject.  This incredible image showcases a factory that was built as the country was beginning to emerge, and definitely takes us back in time. […]

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