Roanoke Rapids

NC Mills

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Left: Roanoke Mills, Flood of March 18, 1912
Right:  Roanoke Mills after the flood.  Note debris at bottom of picture.
Source: Bill Wornall Textile Postcard Collection

Draper supplied looms

1904      1907     1914
120         260        612

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Left:  Rosemary Number 1
Right:  Rosemary Number 3

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Crystal Lee Jordan Sutton led the TWUA strike.  Made famous by the film Norma Rae.   Crystal Lee passed away 2009 Burlington, NC

 

Draper supplied looms

1904     1907    1914
258       417      1024

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From Posselt’s Journal 1908
Facts courtesy of Peter Metzke

 

 

 

 
Source: Bill Wornall Textile Postcard Collection