Mill on the Dan; a history of Dan River Mills, 1882-1950. by Smith, Robert Sidney

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Published by Duke University Press in Durham, N.C .

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LC ClassificationsHD9879.D3 S6
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Pagination570 p.
Number of Pages570
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Open LibraryOL6270261M
LC Control Number59007086

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Contributed by Timothy J. Minchin. Dan River Mills in Danville, Virginia, is a historic manufacturer of apparel fabrics and home fashion products such as bedding. Opened in as the Riverside Cotton Mills, the company grew to become the largest textile firm in the South.

The mills were a prime target for union leaders, who reasoned that they could organize textile plants across the region if they could. Get this from a library. Mill on the Dan; a history of Dan River Mills, [Robert S Smith]. What would become Dan River Mills Company was founded in Dan River's first textile mill was built along the Dan River just north of downtown Danville.

Mill on the Dan; a history of Dan River Mills At that time the company was called Riverside Cotton Mills. Around the company planned and built a new mill and surrounding company town called Schoolfield just south of Danville. Almost unnoticed, the Dan River Inc.

textile mill slipped quietly under the waters of the global economy. Dan River was best known for its bed-in-a-bag comforter, bed skirt, and sheet sets. It’s hardly news when a U.S. textile mill ceases production, but this time it feels personal. Virginia-based Dan River filed for Chapter 11 reorganization inand emerged from bankruptcy a year ago.

Sources: “Mill on the Dan: A History of Dan River Mills, ” by historian Robert Sidney Smith, published by Duke University Press in ; “Dan River Runs Deep: An informal history of.

In they started the Riverside Cotton Mills, located in Danville, Virginia, on the banks of the Dan River, and began manufacturing fabric and yarn. Success was rapid, and by Riverside had built two additional cotton mills.

The company made its first acquisition in when it purchased Morotock Mill, a local producer of sheetings. On Jsix of Danville’s enterprising citizens founded the Riverside Cotton Mills on the banks of the Dan River.

This new industry thrived right from the start. It grew to include mills and a mill village called Schoolfield south of town. InSchoolfield was annexed by the city.

Riverside Mill No. 6 opens on the north side of the river, below Main St. Bridge. A second dam is built to supply water power. Dan River Power and Manufacturing Company established by Riverside to develop a power source on the Dan outside Danville City. An addition to the Long Mill opens as Riverside Mill No.

of the Dan River in Danville, Virginia. Long known as a cotton mill town, Mill on the Dan; a history of Dan River Mills now has other factories and businesses providing jobs for its.

residents. Started inRiverside Cotton Mills (also known as Dan River Mills or Dan River Inc.) was. recently sold to an Indian company and most of its local employees lost their jobs.

Mill on the Dan: a history of Dan River Mills, by Robert S Smith (Book) Dan River Mills; a story of 75 exciting years in textiles. () by William J Erwin (Book) Dan River runs deep: an informal history of a major textile company, by Malcolm A Cross (Book). An illustration of an open book.

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History of Spartanburg. Just over a decade later, inRiverside and Dan River merged to form the Riverside and Dan River Cotton Mills, Inc. Success and growth continued in the early s as the company turned out sheetings, ginghams, and chambrays, but expansion ceased in the mid.

Strikers Outside Mill with Stove (Original Caption) 11/11/Danville, VA- Photo shows pickets at the Dan River Cotton Mills, Danville, VA, where 4, textile workers are on strike.

The strikers believe in making themselves comfortable and have stoves to keep warm with as they wait to accost workers entering the mill to persuade them not to. The Old Mill’s story began nearly two centuries ago when local farmers with sacks of grain traveled to the newly built gristmill along the Little Pigeon River.

Those trips to the mill resulted in meal and flour for cooking, and they also were opportunities to socialize and. Dan River Inc. Riverside Division Historic District and Dan River Mill No. 8 is a national historic district located at Danville, district includes 23 contributing buildings and 13 contributing structures in the city of Danville.

The district includes buildings and structures associated with the Riverside Division, one of two historic textile mill complexes in Danville developed.

Woodside Mills was acquired by Dan River, Inc. of Danville, VA inand became part of Dan River's Greenville Group of mills in The Simpsonville mill was sold in SCOPE AND CONTENT The Dan River, Inc. - Woodside Mills Records contain material documenting some of the activities of Woodside Mills and its parent company, Dan.

Smith, Robert Sidney Mill on the Dan: A History of Dan River Mills, – Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina. Stewart-Abernathy Urban Farmsteads: Household Responsibilities in the City. Historical Archaeology 20(2):5–   March - Dan River Mills enters Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, a move that leads to the closure of a number of its facilities, including the finishing and sheet-sewing plants in Danville.

- Dan River Mills is bought by Gujarat Heavy Chemicals, an Indian chemical firm that closes the main mill and moves the remaining jobs.

She spent 39 years of her life at Dan River Mills. "I did inspection, I folded flat sheets, fitted sheets, and ran the folding machine," Chandler said." It was in business for more than years. Fall River Mills Airport, Tonkin Field (FAA LID: O89) is a public airport located off Main Street, in downtown Fall River Mills, serving Shasta airport has one runway and is mostly used for general is the only airport within 75 miles ( km) of Redding and Alturas.

The airport was originally built in the s as a location to train pilots for World War II. Dan River Mills, Danville, VA Music by Stuart Jennings,playing Norwegian Wood by the Beatles.

Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald (–) Contributed by Jack Irby Hayes Jr. and the Dictionary of Virginia Biography. Fitzgerald served as president of the Dan River Mills from until his death in Born in Danville the son of T. Fitzgerald, one of the company's founders, Fitzgerald was deaf for most of his adult life.

Robert Sidney Smith, Mill on the Dan: A History of Dan River Mills, – (). Robert Eugene King, "A Cultural Innovation that Failed: The Rise and Fall of 'Industrial Democracy' at the Riverside and Dan River Cotton Mills, Danville, Virginia, –" (Ph.D.

dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, ). On Januthe Plaintiff sustained an occupational disabling disease arising out of and in the course of his employment with the Defendant, Dan River Mills, Inc., to wit, byssinosis. The Plaintiff has suffered an occupational disease as defined in Article 4 Title Et Seq.

to wit byssinosis, caused by a hazard peculiar to. Talk: Dan River Mills: Textiles and the Fabric of Jim Crow Ina Dixon is a doctoral candidate in American studies at UNC-Chapel Hill studying the life and legacy of American southern textiles. Her dissertation offers a case study of Dan River Mills from untilshowcasing how social motivations regarding race propelled the southern.

One of the enormous factory buildings for Dan River Mills, known as the “White Mill near the Dan River. An academic history of the book is how rough life within a mill. This company is gone out of business and it was the security for many people.

it was hard work. the best thing about Dan River Mills you would get paid every week. and the benefits was good. the people was so jealous of one another and the over time had to be first come first serve kinda thing. many was cut throat but we survived/5(29).

Word of the strike by the women of the Everett Mill swept through Lawrence’s squalid tenements that night, and the following morning the walkout cascaded through neighboring mills. Dan River Mills at one time emplo people in Danville.

That number is now in the hundreds, and the company has closed all its mills in a. ; "Dan River's Dictionary of Textile Terms" ; Fiber bonded yarns, rovings, slivers and fabrics for plastic bases ; ; Color Bond Fabrics Our collection database is a work in progress.

We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing. Let’s travel back in time to the ’s when there was a need for organized recreation and social activity among the mill workers at what was then The Dan River Power and Manufacturing Co., later known as Dan River Mills.

Some of the young Dan River employees built the original Country Club Inn, or Clubhouse, building for recreational events. Mills were a common fixture in pioneer communities at a time when livestock was the only other major source of power, Tritt said. The earliest structure profiled in the book was the Leeper Mill.

Jeb Stuart access to River Mill opens. The Connexion (Clubhouse) is now under construction. Pool Construction completed. August Information Center opens. December Model home construction starts. December Construction starts on Mill Park and entrance signage. Spring Homearama. Required Cookies & Technologies.

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19 likes. Local Business. Cherokee mill and owned by the Dan River Corporation. It announced in October that it would be laying off workers and closing the mill because of “corporate restructuring,” consolidating its work into two other mills in Sevierville, Tennessee and Danville, Virginia.

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