This section helps us to understand the daily lives of those who lived and actively participated in the growth that Brattonsville experienced during their lifetimes.

Did you know that the word "gin," as in cotton gin, was an abbreviation for the word "engine"?

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Cotton Gin | Historic Brattonsville
Cotton Gin | Historic Brattonsville

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A cotton gin was used to clean the cotton, removing the seeds and stems Did you know that the word "gin," as in cotton gin, was an abbreviation for the word "engine"?
Cotton | Historic Brattonsville
Cotton | Historic Brattonsville

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Cotton was a very important cash crop for families like the Brattons, who not only raised grain crops like wheat, oats and corn, but also raised cotton, which gave them the economic capital to...