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Across the continent . . .

"Railroad with train rounding bend as Chinese workers look on; deep ravine with river and site of Sutter's Mill, Coloma, California at right." The Frank Leslie transcontinental excursion, 1878.
LOC, Repository The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, fair use

What Developed the Textile Industry

  • Flying Shuttle (John Kay - 1733)
  • Water Frame (Richard Arkwright - 1769)
  • Spinning Jenny (Richard Hargreaves - 1770)
  • Spinning Mule (Samuel Crompton - 1779)
  • Cotton Gin (Eli Whitney - 1793)
These inventions revolutionized the textile industry.

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