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"Like a Family": Life in North Carolina Mill Villages

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By 1900, almost 95 percent of textile families in the South lived in company housing, which was small and lacked running water, indoor toilets, and central heating. Yet the families dealt with all hardships. The gardened to supplement what could be bought with meager salaries. They shared chores such as harvesting and hog killing with other members of the community. Because they didn't have doctors, they relied on their own healers and home remedies. For entertainment they listened to village musicians and went to dances.
Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 1986, p15-19, il