Textile Mills

Many textile mills sprang up in the South and the U.S. during the Gilded Age. These facilities produced or processed textiles into finished products like clothes.
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Working in the Textile Mills | Let's Go!

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Upcountry History Museum volunteer, Charles Blakely, shares his experience working in a textile mill. Blakely, who worked in a mill in Laurens, S.C. for one summer, says working in a textile mill was...
Textile Capital of the World | Let's Go!

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The textile industry was the dominant industry in South Carolina for many years, but it became so successful that Greenville was even known as the "Textile Capital of the World." Greenville became so...
Lexington, Part 1
Episode 1

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Lexington, originally called “Saxe Gotha” by German settlers, the town was later renamed “Lexington” in 1785, in honor of the first battle of the American Revolution. One of Lexington’s most prominent...
Fort Mill, Part 4
Episode 4

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Following the death of Leroy Springs in 1931, Springs Industries entered into a 28 year era, overseen by Elliot White Springs, still know today as “The Colonel.” After assuming the presidency of five...