Mill Town Memories - A Walk in Canton's Past
Pictured above are employees of the Canton Mill in 1925
March 19, 2013, we held a special evening program on Life in the Mill
Town. Eighty-five people attended the free program held in the Bennett
Theater and shared their interesting stories about growing up in the
Canton Mill Town.
In 1899, Canton Mill was chartered by Robert Jones, the owner of one of the largest mercantile companies in the area. At its height, the mill provided employment for one-third of the area’s population and its story is an important part of Cherokee County’s history.
Jim Satterfield grew up in the Canton mill village and agreed to relate his memories for the video camera. Joseph and Anna Lee, two young video and music artists, captured fourteen hours of Jim’s recollections and edited them into a compact professional video production which was shown. Background research was completed by Zach Waits, FHC’s 2012 summer intern from Kennesaw State. The program was followed by audience open discussion of their childhood in the mill village.
Thanks to all who attended and made this an evening to remember!