Henry River Mill Village, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

Henry River Mill Village, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

by Nicole Callihan, Ruby Young Keller
     
 


In 1904, the building of a planned community began, and the Henry River Manufacturing Company started producing fine cotton yarns in 1905. In its time, Henry River Mill Village was a completely self-sustained town: it operated under its own currency, generated its own electricity, and churned its own moonshine. While the mill thrived during its operating years… See more details below

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In 1904, the building of a planned community began, and the Henry River Manufacturing Company started producing fine cotton yarns in 1905. In its time, Henry River Mill Village was a completely self-sustained town: it operated under its own currency, generated its own electricity, and churned its own moonshine. While the mill thrived during its operating years, the 12-hour shifts often proved backbreaking for workers. By the time the 12,000 spindles slowed to a halt in the late 1960s, many workers had hoboed out of town looking for higher wages. The mill itself burned down in 1977, but the two-story company store and many of the workers' houses remain, creating an eerie silhouette--and serving as inspiration to both artists and filmmakers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738592503
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/30/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
895,507
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)

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