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Evansville Cotton Mill

Location: Bristol Myers Squibb facility, St. Joseph Avenue/SR 62, south of Ohio Street, Evansville. (Vanderburgh County, Indiana)

Erected 1996 Indiana Historical Bureau

ID# : 82.1996.1

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Several buildings (1874) remain of Evansville Cotton Manufacturing Co., 1867-circa 1900. It was a major employer on lower Ohio River. Most workers were women. Accessibility of raw cotton via river, coal from local mines, and railroad transportation attracted mill. Infant food products manufactured here since 1916.

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Business, Industry, and Labor, Women