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11901
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Established in 1779, Rutherford County is a sparsely populated region settled by pioneers from Scotland, Ireland, Germany, and France. The arrival of the railroad in 1887 presented inhabitants with a means of transporting agricultural products, resulting in a boom in cotton and tobacco production. Containing an average growing season lasting approximately 202 days, farmers were successful in generating product but were without a means to process their wares. By 1916, six cotton mills were operating in this small county and were valued at over 2.5 million dollars. Lumbering also increased during this time and saw mills were harvesting some 19 million feet annually.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 31 Issue 7, Aug 1963, p8-9, 22-27, il
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11903
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Rutherfordton, founded in 1787, is the seat of Rutherford County. Industrial firms including Tanners of Carolina, Doncaster, Young Traditions, and many others are located here. Rutherfordton's innovative success has initiated a competition in neighboring towns such as Forest City, Spindale, Ellenboro, Ruth, and Cliffside, encouraging new business ventures as well as matched growth.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 31 Issue 7, Aug 1963, p18-20, il
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28469
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Aided by Facebook and a Taiwanese textile company, jobs and manufacturing are returning to Forest City, NC. The Rutherford County city is experiencing a growth in jobs as several major corporations are opening factories and Facebook has built a data center around Forest City. Previously known as a mill town, the companies were lured by the city’s desire to bring them there. The details of the new jobs and economic impact of them are detailed.