Hosiery et al in Alamance County

Hosiery in Alamance County

 

1896 – 1st successful hosiery mill
Daisy Mill – Burlington – W.C. Curtis, Samuel M. Holt, J.F. Faucette – later May, then combined with McEwen, Kaiser; in 1948 Burlington Mills Hosiery

1909 Alamance Co. Directory – 8 hosiery mills listed – most likely there were more

World War I boom
Glen Raven tents, Holt cotton fabrics, hosiery

1916 – 3 mills in Haw river sold to form Holt-Granite Mills Inc.

Boom to bust after war – Consolidated Mills formed; Holt family loses interest and dominance

1923 J. Spencer Love – Gastonia to Burlington Pioneer Plant

1928 rayon dress goods added

Hosiery Part 2

1922 – 12 hosiery mills in Alamance County
Childrey and Riverside – Haw River
1926 John Shoffner – “Millionaire from Alamance” bought original
Alamance Cotton Factory for Hosiery – Standard Hosiery