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    MILLS NUMBER TWO AND THREE

    by mtncorg Written Oct 11, 2007

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    Mill Number Three and Two is behind to the right
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    Mill Two was built in 1788 and its three waterwheels kept 486 people employed. There is a large gift shop - The Yarn Shop - is on the second floor with the upper floors devoted to the "New Lanark Experience" - a disneyesque adventure into New Lanark's past, complete with talking holograms - ghosts - and a ride - the "Millennium Experience" - where you go time traveling.

    Mill Three was built around 1790 and employed 398 people. Inside, a water turbine generates power for parts of today's New Lanark. There is a gift shop and a cafeteria on the lower floors and the upper parts are also part of the "New Lanark Experience" with a sky bridge incongruously linking the mill with the visitor center complex.

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    Visit the school room

    by kathymof Updated Jan 28, 2006

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    This was a wonderful, bright school room. All of the children who lived at New Lanark were required to attend school until the age of 10 or 12 and then could continue for a couple more years if their families allowed. The children wore uniforms. There is a good interpretive exhibit on the school and what the children were taught and the activities they participated in.

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    Walk around New Lanark

    by kathymof Updated Jan 28, 2006

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    Restored mill buildings at New Lanark

    It is a lovely place to walk around - the grounds are nice and immaculate and it is right on the River Clyde. You can hike to the Falls of Clyde and have a nice picnic.

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    Visit the working cotton mill

    by kathymof Updated Jan 28, 2006

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    Some of the mill machinery is still in use to demonstrate the process of making cotton yarn. The machinery is pretty amazing.

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    Check out the water features

    by kathymof Updated Jan 28, 2006

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    Water feature for cotton mill

    There are several water features that were used for running the cotton mills. These are visible along the River Clyde within the New Lanark compound.

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