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Lonaconing Silk Mill 1948

Photograph of 1948 employees Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Lulua Steele, Agnes Burt, Clara Clark, Maria Goodwin, Kay Hendra, Margaret Cameron, Elizabeth Gephart, Ollie Spiker, Ceil Jones, Alice Langham, Flora Grindle, Maggie Bell, Catherine Beeman, Gertrude Green, Margaret Yantz, Edna Johnson, Jean Walters, Dorothy Robertson, Jennie Robertson, Gladys Brown, Ratchel Hershberger, Bessie Andrews, Marie McGregor, Nell Parks, May Lodgson, Nora McGregor, Mary Tichnell, --- Kauffman, Leona Gentry, and Edna Beeman.

Row 3. Josephine Shaw, Rusty Robertson, Jean Mcintosh, Jeannie Moffatt, Genevie McKenzie, May Donaldson, Mary Izat, Janet Duckworth, Creet Ferrens, Mary Kirkwood, Mary Penrod, Geraldine Lee, and Charlotte Beeman.

working conditions. Nevertheless, income derived during those years was welcomed. A typical biweekly payroll during the Great Depression illustrated the mill's economic impact; 111 workers were paid $1,547.00 in February, 1933. One other major change occurred during the Depression; the Klotz Throwing Company reorganized as General Textile Mills Company.

Production and employment at the mill began to increase as the United States entered the war in Europe and Asia. Most of the thread that was produced during the war was used in army products. Shipping records were found for 1944-1945. Thread was shipped to various sites in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and North Carolina. In June, 1944, a large

Below: 3rd floor silk mill


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Allegany High School, Oral history project

Allegany High School, Cumberland


Collection Location:
Cumberland, Maryland

Original Size:
28 cms x 22 cms

Anne Failing, Erin Degyansky, Chris Jewell, Amber Sallerson, Dan Whetzel and Mike Lewis

Allegany County (Md.), History; Lonaconing, Allegany County (Md.), History; Lonaconing Silk Mill; Silk mills, History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1907-1957

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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