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Winooski, VT - American Woolen Mills Flag Raising

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Title: Winooski, VT - American Woolen Mills Flag Raising


  • McAllister, L. L. (Louis L.), 1877-1963

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Extent: 1 image

Publisher: University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections


April 14, 1917 flag raising at Mill Park, near the American Woolen Mills in Winooski, Vermont. A large crowd has gathered to witness the raising of 3 American flags purchased by mill employees, as well as to hear patriotic speeches and military music. This occurred shortly after the U.S. decision to enter World War I, which brought prosperity to Winooski as the demand for woolen blankets increased dramatically. (Photo 2 of five images that create a panoramic view when placed together.)

Genre(s): photographs, black-and-white photographs



Type of Resource: still image

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Winooski, VT - American Woolen Mills Flag Raising, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library, (accessed March 31, 2015)

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