High Shoals, NC Now and Then
Some of these pictures are from Mary Huss, a granddaughter of A.Q. Kale. Mr. A.Q. Kale (superintendent of the mill) lived in High Shoals for about twenty five years, he moved to Dallas in 1925 after the second buy out of the mill.
The small Long Flat bottom boats were a common site on the mill pond during this time. I think the Huss pictures are from the early 1920s, the other pictures are from 1908.
I haven't found any information about these boats, did someone build them in High Shoals, did they rent them to people, did they belong to the mill??? Maybe someone knows a little information about these unique little flat bottom long boats?