Barry Husk is back for another chat with Julie Miller in this fourth episode in our series about the history of Drummondville. Things really began to change at the end of the 1800s when Southern Canada Power chose to build a power plant in Drummondville. It was an intense period: the town grew from a place that made axes and wooden spools and not much more, to a place with many textile factories that employed thousands of people. Did you know that Drummondville was once known as Silk City? It was! Do you know how Celanese first started out? Did you hear about the great explosion of 1916? How did Drummondville fare during the Great Depression? Listen in to hear more about the early 1900s, when Drummondville began to make its mark.