Thursday, May 21, 2015

“Spider Webs set to Catch Flies”

Early member, Anson Call used the above phrase to discribe what in St. Louis?
a.                  The politicians
b.                  The Steamboat Captains
c.                   The apostate Mormons
d.                  The local citizenry
Yesterday’s answer:
(D)   6.4 million yards of cloth
The following observation from Jesse Crosby’s mission (1844) while in Lowell, Massachusetts:
Lowell is a manufacturing town with 33 mills, 6,304 looms, 204,076 spindles. Number of persons employed, 8,735, females 6,320. Yards of cloth manufactured weekly 6,459,100, and annually, 75,873,200.
Journal of Jesse W. Crosby, Typescript, HBLL;

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