LABOR: Hopeless Hopewell

In 1622 after the massacre at Jamestown, Va., the good ship Hopewell sailed up the James River to succor those who had settled at a point where the Appomattox flows into the James. For nearly three centuries thereafter the name of Hopewell had no fame. In October 1914 the du Pont company got an order from the French Government to manufacture nitrocellulose for smokeless powder. The No. 1 U. S. munitions concern built a huge nitrocellulose plant and a new town at Hopewell which before the Armistice...

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