Located in the southeastern part of the state of Massachusetts ana city in Bristol County, Fall River sits on Mount Hope Bay’s eastern shore at the mouth of the Taunton River. The town has an abundant source for waterpower, a fine harbor, and a climate that encourages textile milling in the early 1811 ad making the ton a leading cotton-textile center in 1871. Fall River witnessed numerous labor strikes, and the mill workers played an important role in the labor-union movement in the United States. During the 1920s and 1930s, numbers of the textile mills in the area were closed, however, despite the trends of mill relocations away from the area, the clothing and textile industries chose to remain in the city’s largest source of employment.
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