Flossie Durham

Flossie Durham talks about beginning work at the mill in Bynum. (1:10)

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Flossie Durham describes her first wages. (0:53)

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Flossie Durham talks about her first day of spinning. (0:52)

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Flossie Durham talks about her friends in the mill and the mill village as one big family. (1:43)

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Flossie Moore Durham interviewed by Mary Frederickson and Brent Glass, Bynum, North Carolina, September 2, 1976. Interview # H-66 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Eula McGill

Eula McGill talks about her first job as a spinner. (2:42)

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Eula McGill talks about her dislike of work and how show would get through her day. (2:24)

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Eula McGill interviewed by Jacquelyn Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, February 1976. Interviews #G-39 and G-40 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Mary Thompson

Mary Thompson talks about drawing in. (3:13)

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Mary Thompson talks about the gardens and animals her family kept in the mill village. (2:59)

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Mary Thompson talks about going to work over the summers when she was 14. (3:34)

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Mary Thompson talks about the lack of competition among coworkers. (2:25)

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Mary Thompson talks about company support for the churches in mill villages. (2:16)

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Mary Thompson describes the close-knit community of the mill village. Her husband, Carl, speaks as well. (2:42)

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Mary Thompson talks about workers singing on the job. (1:29)

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Mary Thompson talks about workplace pranks and practical jokes. (0:51)

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Mary Thompson and her husband Carl discuss injuries in the workplace. (1:36)

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Carl and Mary Thompson interviewed by James Leloudis, Charlotte, NC, July 9, 1979. Interview #H-182 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Naomi Trammel

Naomi Trammel discusses her first job spinning. (1:04)

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Naomi Trammel talks about long hours and playing in the mill. (1:21)

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Naomi Trammel discusses the work hours and pay in the spinning room. (1:49)

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Naomi Trammel describes her work routine. (1:41)

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Naomi Trammel explains how workers got lunch without having a lunch break. (1:40)

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Naomi Trammel talks about transferring to the weave room, but transferring back to avoid illness. (1:03)

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Naomi Trammel explains how she learned to weave from her husband at Poe Mill. (1:06)

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Naomi Trammel talks about entertainment in the mill village. (1:48)

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Naomi Trammel interviewed by Allen Tullos, Greenville, South Carolina, March 25, 1980. Interview # H-258 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.