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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 3 Issue 4, Aug 1945
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In the summer of 1888, Creedmoor, in Granville County, was the site of a thriving tobacco market. Then a disease, later named the Granville wilt for the location where it was found in the country, struck. The market later closed; farm values went down, and many farmers lost their property. Debnam recounts the story of E. G. Moss and Dr. Thomas E. Smith, who were largely responsible for solving this agricultural problem which threatened the area's tobacco economy.
Assembly lines put things together, with a finished product coming out at the end. Sharpe reports on a dis-assembly line which takes things apart, also with a finished product at the end--in this case chickens. Sharpe, using photographs, describes the line at the Chatham County Siler City Poultry Exchange. The plant can process 20,000 pounds of chicken a day with six minutes needed to process each bird.