WOOLEN MILLS pg 111
Although cloth could be made by spinning and weaving at home as women did at first, it was not long until mills to do this work were built. This was a great accommodation and also added to farm profits, for farmers could raise more sheep, to supply the mills with wool. Sometimes flour mills added a machine to �card� the wool, and this alone saved much hand labor.
Very slowly, then, the needs of the early settlers were met and people began to live better, to have better houses, and to make their clothing more easily. Since that time many, very many, other mills and factories have been built, so many, indeed, that a whole book would be needed to describe them.