Friday, December 19, 2008

Old Antique Vintage Postcard 1941 Sylacauga Alabama

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Our next stop in Alabama is a visit to the weave room at Avondale Mills in Sylacauga Alabama. This postcard is postmarked 1941 and a lot of things have changed in the 67 years since then that have eliminated the fabric mills across the South. These mills provided millions of jobs in the United States spinning the thread, weaving the cloth and making the clothes, sheets and fabric products we depend on daily. We still have the technology, workers and will to do the job but we just could not compete with low overseas wages. We still grow the cotton here in the South but it is cheaper to ship it overseas and the finish product back to the states.

Sylacauga is in Talladega County Alabama and had a population of 1,456 in 1908, 2,141 in the 1920 and 12,616 in the 2000 census. The town's nick-name is "The Marble City" since it is located on a solid deposit, which is 32 miles long, one and a half miles wide and 400 feet deep, of the hardest, whitest marble in the world. The town is also the home town of Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle), one of 3 Blue Bell Creameries and Ann Hodges who is the only documented case of a person being hit by an object from outer space. This post card is available in my Alabama listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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