Friday, April 18, 2008


1901 Woolen Mills Road

As if such problems were not enough, the woolen industry was confronted by a strong rival: worsted cloth. This material, although woolen, was smoother than ordinary woolen cloth. Made from a different type fibre, worsteds required machinery especially designed for their production. In 1860 this branch of the industry had hardly existed, but after the war consumer demand brought rapid expansion. By 1890 worsteds were close competitors of woolens. Ten years later, both in the value of product and the amount of wool consumed, worsted manufacturing surpassed the woolen branch of the industry.--Harry Poindexter

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Blogger Kathryn said...

The house shown in this photo was once owned and lived in by my Uncle Horace. He wasn't really my uncle but he and my grandaddy were friends so that's what we called. Uncle Horace was what they called a "horse trader" and the property surrounding his house was fenced in and I remember several horses always out in his fields.

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