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for Carolina Country Vol. 44 Issue 6, June 2012
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Cooleemee in Davie County was once a thriving mill town with many residents working in a large textile mill on the banks of the South Yadkin River. Though the mill closed in 1969, the town is unique among Southern mill towns because the mill building and about 330 original mill village houses still stand. Of the 960 residents, most are the old workers or their descendants. In 1989, the Cooleemee Historical Association began recording workers' memories of life in the mill and surrounding village. This led to an outpouring of photographs and other memorabilia that is now housed in the former general manager's two-story house.
Ney begins a new series on waste that will examine some of the common items that are environmentally harmful, but are still tossed into landfills, and what can be done about them. North Carolinians throw away nine times more than they recycle. Ney discusses reasons why paper should be recycled.
North Carolina's very active horse plowing club, the North Carolina Work Horse and Mule Association, hosts a number of plow days and heritage farming demonstrations throughout the State and has experienced considerable growth in membership.
The U.S. Army continues to rely on the mule to be able to go places even the high-tech equipment cannot. In 2004 The U.S. Army's John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg issued a 225-page field manual titled \"SPECIAL FORCES USE OF PACK ANIMALS\".