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Pioneer of Industry

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Henry E. Fries from Winston-Salem was an influential businessman during the late 1800s. The article touches on his more noteworthy contributions including the first water generated power plant built in 1897 on Yadkin Shoals, fourteen miles from Winston-Salem. Also of interest, is Mr. Fries' interaction with Thomas Edison who, at that time, was interested in mining tungsten in the state.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 8, July 1946, p3, 20, il