1857- The railroad that connected Troy, New York and North Adams, Massachusetts was finished.
1857- Sanford Blackinton built the first store in his village.
April 1857-The Great Panic of 1857 started.
1858- Sanford Blackinton changed working hours to 12-13 hours a day.
1861-The Civil War started. Because of this, the mill workers worked all day and night to clothe the army.
1863- New machinery was added to the mill. This helped the mill go up by 25% in production.
1864- The Blackinton Mill was the largest mill of it's kind.
1873- Blackinton's market crashed.
1876- The Hoosac Tunnel was completed.
1876- The Welsh immigrants went back to their homeland.