As the demolition of the old Marion Manufacturing plant continues, a special exhibit is being planned to commemorate its legacy. ...
Patti Holda is the librarian who operates the Abe Simmons Genealogy and North Carolina History Room at the county library in Marion. Before the demolition work started, she had an opportunity to go through the old Marion Manufacturing building on Baldwin Avenue and get out the ledger books, blueprints and machinery schematics.
Some of these items will be on display in early October at the library in Marion.
The McDowell County Public Library, in association with Mountain Gateway Museum and Eljapa Media Group, will feature a Marion Manufacturing exhibit on Saturday, Oct. 1; Monday, Oct. 3; Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Wednesday, Oct. 5. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and will be housed in the downstairs meeting room at the library. It will focus on the mill and the East Marion community around it. ...
The exhibit will include photos, memorabilia and stories about Marion Manufacturing and life in East Marion. ...
The mill was once the site of labor strikes that resulted in sheriff's deputies opening fire on workers with fatal results.Read the full article