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One Hundred Years of Textiles in Salem

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Gottfried Praezel owned the first loom in Salem and the town's textile history begins with him in 1766. The author traces the history of textile manufacture in Salem from humble beginnings to the end of the 19th century. The article describes the shift in textile workers from men and their apprentices to the Moravian women known as Single Sisters; linen produced and sales; and the introduction of more sophisticated machinery that changed Salem's textile manufacturing market.