High Shoals, NC

High Shoals, NC Now and Then

A book "Cotton Mill, Commercial Features" By Daniel Augustus Tompkins

D.A. Tompkins bought the land and water rights in 1892 to build the cotton mill which started production on October 1, 1901. This is a book that he wrote in 1899. The book goes into great detail from the development of the cotton mill village, the raw cotton, the building of the community, building the factory, and the shipping of the finished product world wide. It was reprinted by the Univerity of Michigan Library and can be viewed at the address below..

.click here to view the book:

http://books.google.com/books?id=M_ZIAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcov...

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Comment by Danny Ayers on August 7, 2011 at 1:14pm
I HAVE THIS DVD AND IT IS WONDERFUL.  IT IS INFORMATIVE, BEAUTIFULLY PUT TOGETHER, AND ANYONE WHO GREW UP HERE IN HIGH SHOALS OR WHOSE FAMILY GREW UP IN HIGH SHOALS SHOULD GET ONE OF THESE DVDS AND ALSO THE ONE OF THE KALE FAMILY FROM STEVEN AT DRUM'S FLORIST.  ALSO HIS DVD OF THE BARNS OF LINCOLN COUNTY IS JUST GREAT.  THEY ARE WELL WORTH THE REASONABLE PRICE.  DON'T MISS OUT ON THESE GREAT HISTORICAL AND INFORMATIVE DVDS.  THEY ARE JUST FANTASTIC!!!

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