Georgia Magazine - September 2017 - 40B

All of the employees signed the last piece of cloth produced at Augusta's Enterprise Mill.
It is now part of the collection of the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Interpretive
Center.

'In its heyday in the 1890s, the mill
employed 520 operators, producing 14 million
yards of "sheeting, shirting and drills."'
-Rebecca Rogers, director of marketing and public relations

COURTESY THE MARIETTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY

cargo boats laden with cotton a way
around the rapids on the Savannah
River, she says. Even more important,
its falling water generated the power
to attract "manufactories" (as they
were called then).
James L. Coleman built Coleman's Granite Flour Mill along the
canal in 1848, according to a Historic
American Engineering Record of the
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service. After the canal was enlarged, the Enterprise Manufacturing
Co. built a three-story brick textile
mill next to it in 1877; the company
later expanded the mill.
"In its heyday in the 1890s, the
mill employed 520 operators, producing 14 million yards of 'sheeting,
shirting and drills,'" Rogers says. "By

REBECCA ROGERS / AUGUSTA CANAL NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA INTERPRETIVE CENTER

Web exclusive

No nuclear-powered airplane ever got off the ground, but a model of one resides at the
Marietta Museum of History.
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the 1970s, the mill had 643 looms,
producing 20 million yards."
With the decline of the South's
textile industry, the mill closed in
1983. But instead of tearing it down,
city businesspeople renovated it as
office, residential and museum space
in 1998. It stands as one of Augusta's
significant historic landmarks.
"Cargo boats still travel the canal," Rogers says, "but now they are
laden with tourists."

Model of nuclear airplane

Marietta Museum of History, Marietta
On March 30, 1942, the Bell Aircraft Corp. manufacturing plant came
to Marietta and began creating aviation history.
"The plant produced 665 B-29
bombers that helped to win World
War II and, at its peak, employed
more than 30,000 people," says Christa McCay, registrar at the Marietta MuGEORGIA MAGAZINE


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