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Colrain Historical Society
The Shattuck Cotton Mill was completed in 1870, replacing the 1st mill which had been built in 1814, and was the 1st cotton mill in Franklin County. This facility eventually became known as the Massaemet Yarn Company and closed during the Great Depression of the 1930s, and was demolished in 1933.; - The first cotton spinning mill in Franklin County was built at Shattuckville, one of Colrain’s many villages, in 1814. By 1860 it was running 100 looms. Industries elsewhere in town included sash and blind works, a wool carding mill fed by the countless sheep which covered the cleared hills, tanneries, plowworks, manufacture of ox bows and yokes, and foundries."