Lando

Lando

by Paul Scott Williams
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Lando is tucked away in eastern Chester County, along the flood plains of Fishing Creek. The quiet community has existed for more than 240 years. Originally settled by yeoman Phillip Walker, who established a plantation, gristmill, and sawmill, Lando became home to Manetta Mills and, for more than 80 years, was one of the world's largest manufacturers of blankets.

Overview

Lando is tucked away in eastern Chester County, along the flood plains of Fishing Creek. The quiet community has existed for more than 240 years. Originally settled by yeoman Phillip Walker, who established a plantation, gristmill, and sawmill, Lando became home to Manetta Mills and, for more than 80 years, was one of the world's largest manufacturers of blankets. Lando and Manetta Mills,
owned and operated by the Heath family, became a way of life to the residents of the mill hill. There were baseball teams, churches, bands, trains, rivers, schools, and textiles. In Images of America: Lando, readers will experience day-to-day life in a small mill community and see how neighbors and coworkers lived and worked together. Lando shows the commitment of the Heath family to the community, the
workers, and their product. The Heath family did not only invest in the development of Manetta Mills, they also invested in the lives of hundreds of people who have affected thousands of others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439619339
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
51 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Author Paul Scott Williams grew up in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and earned his degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. With the help of the Lando-Manetta Mills History Center, the author has compiled hundreds of pictures from residents to show the unique life of Lando.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >