Subject: Mill processes and tasks
Subcollection: Changes, Transitions, and Closing, 1973-1993
Workers removing a carding machine from the Firestone plant, 1973. This was the last cotton manufacturing machinery in the entire Firestone company. Its removal signaled an end to over 70 years of cotton production in this location.
Transcription: Back of the photograph: end of cotton, moving out carding machine
City & County: Gastonia (N.C.); Gaston County (N.C.)
Contributor: Elmer W. Passmore Collection