Flax Mills in Schaghticoke – by C. Kelly

Last week, in this long series about the early textile mills using the water power of the Hoosic River in Schaghticoke, I spoke about the Joy Mill, which used flax as its raw material. It was owned by Bostonian Benjamin Joy. That information and what follows comes from a census of local mills done by Richard Hart of Troy in 1831, now located in the Hart Papers at the Rensselaer County Historical Society.

Read the entire article in the Sept. 18th issue of the Express.