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16502
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Sixty and seventy years ago cotton mill workers were an underprivileged class, though mill work meant regular pay, and better pay than they received as farm-hands.
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24232
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John McNairy and Felix Harvey run the oldest business in the North Carolina 100. Harvey Enterprises Inc. in Lenoir County owns four cotton gins and buys, stores, and sells cotton. This article discusses the history of the company and the family who started it.
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31220
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When the Erwin Cotton Mill #3 in the Davie County town of Cooleemee closed in 1969, the town’s future seemed bleak. To revive the Cooleemee cotton mill community and preserve their rich textile heritage, citizens opened a historical museum and are developing curriculum to teach students about life in the mill village. Plans are also underway to build a park at the Bullhole on the South Yadkin River below the mill.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 33 Issue 3, Mar 2001, p20-21, il, por Periodical Website
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32987
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Stanly County experienced a boom in economic and agricultural development in the turn of the twentieth century when the Yadkin Railroad was built from Salisbury to Norwood. This allowed for the establishment of a number of cotton mills in the centrally located Albemarle.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 11 Issue 52, May 1944, p15-23, il
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36288
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A profile of Waxhaw revealed the town, potentially dwarfed by a nearby metropolis, has ways to be noticed. The town incorporated in 1889 and once known as an antique mecca was experiencing growth in areas such as transportation, dining, housing, and the arts.
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36330
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Growing up in a mill town, the mill provided lots of spare parts to make everyday items out of. Gear wheel wagons were a particular favorite, but other toys included yarn balls, rubber guns, and jump ropes.
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