Monday, December 17, 2007

1709 Woolen Mills Road

In 1920 this was the home of Emma Baltimore Amiss and her husband, mason Joe Amiss. Also in their house, 6 children. Twenty-one year old Lois was a weaver at the mill, nineteen year old Lillian was a spooler, seventeen year old Edna worked in a ten cent store. Frances (15), Emma (11) and Edward (9) were presumably enrolled in Woolen Mills School, 75 yards west on Woolen Mills Road.

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Blogger Bo said...

As is oft said, if this house could talk. What a life it must have been, but they must have thought themselves very fortunate to have the sustenance the mill afforded. It's hard to imagine that as a way of life these days, but it is the existence of many. I worked in a sweatshop for 3 months before deciding that college was my only way out, no matter what. And so I got out - fast.

December 18, 2007 5:55 PM  

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