In search of opportunity in the mills

Jim Therrien, “In search of opportunity in the mills,” Berkshire Eagle, March 30, 2014. From the story: “They came in waves during the 19th and early 20th centuries, many lured by the promise of employment in the bustling factories of Berkshire County. They were of Irish, French Canadian, Polish, and Italian descents or belonged to a number of smaller ethnic groups. And like many who first settled in Boston or New York City, these immigrants or their offspring moved west or north in search of greener economic fields.”