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Mr. James Rogers

Mr. James Rogers- One of Our Oldest
Cocheco Chats, May 1921

To continue our labors in one department for 52 years is a record that few of us will ever attain. Yet that is what Mr. James Rogers has accomplished, having been connected with the Card and Picker Room for more than half a century. It is interesting to note that Mr. Rogers was born in 1855 on what is now the site of No. 1 Mill. He says that during his boyhood a row of houses stood along Washington Street while a brickyard occupied the water front. Mr. Rogers first entered the employ of these mills under Mr. Henry Hill as lap boy, soon after the close of the Civil War; assisting in starting up No. 3,4, and 5 Mills. He served several capacities in this department since that time. 

To quote Mr. Rogers, “I have stayed in the Mill all these years because I have been treated well, because I have had steady work and because I like the work.” “Jimmy,” as he is familiarly known to his fellow workers, has the good wishes of all of us for many more years of active service amongst us.

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