DocumentFor more than 100 years Mullins was the major tobacco market for South Carolina. Since 1997 the tobacco allotment has been cut in half, textile manufacturers have moved away and Mullins, a town of...
For more than 100 years Mullins was the major tobacco market for South Carolina. Since 1997 the tobacco allotment has been cut in half, textile manufacturers have moved away and Mullins, a town of 5000 has lost more than 1200 jobs. The Last Auction explores how this small rural town is working to reinvent itself after the crippling loss of its economic base.
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PhotoWhere is Mullins, South Carolina?
VideoRebuilding the town of Mullins as tobacco makes an exit as a cash crop.
VideoA final look at the Mason Farm and its success for the growing season.
VideoA look at the pageantry of the tobacco industry in its heyday.
VideoMullins opens the Anderson Center and hopes for a revitalization in the town. Marion County residents can surf the Net or earn credits toward a degree at the new Technology Center of the Florence...
VideoLooking at the transition from hand-held farming to the advent of machines. In the past, tobacco was a labor-intensive crop. People handled every leaf throughout the growing, harvesting and curing...
VideoA look at farming in Mullins now.
VideoA look at the struggle to find crops to replace tobacco. Some farmers have substituted cattle, corn, beans and other vegetables for tobacco, but the profits are not what they were with tobacco.
VideoThe sad reality of unemployment in Mullins.