LOST Mill Towns of North Georgia
When North Georgia's red clay failed farmers and prices fell during Reconstruction, the textile era was born of a perfect storm. Beginning in the 1880's, textile industries moved south, enticing an entire workforce to leave their farms and move into modern mill villages. By the mid 1960's, economic changes eroded the era of mill villages, and this life was all but gone. In this presentation, author Lisa Russell brings these once vibrant communities back to life.
Presented by PEAKS: Personal Enrichment, Action and Knowledge Series, a collaborative program with the UNG Institute for Healthy Aging, Center for Appalachian Studies, and UNG Blue Ridge Campus.