I’ve been aware of and interested in Glencoe Mill for three and a half years now. One of the first things I did when I learned about Glencoe was Google it. (Isn’t that what you do when you encounter something/someone new? What did we do before the internet? I can’t remember…) The first time I Googled Glencoe, there were a handful of sites, enough to intrigue me and give me some idea about what was out at Glencoe. Three and a half years later, Googling* Glencoe can turn into an afternoon adventure! I don’t want to spoil your discovery if you choose to look Glencoe Mill up on the internet, but keep your eyes peeled for great stuff. Some oldies but goodies:
The Glencoe Research Forum – check out the library and the mill artifacts pages.
UNC has a collection of Glencoe Mill Records
Textile Industry History website
Like a Family: The making of a Southern Cotton Mill World
The Way We Lived in North Carolina
This time, I discovered, among other things, a couple new videos, some new photographs of the village and mill buildings, and a digitized book published in 1894 by the North Carolina Geological Survey which mentions Glencoe Mill.
An oral history interview with Ethel Marshall Faucette
Photos of Glencoe by Brad Farlow – you have to scroll down some to find the photos, but they are worth it!
The Forests, Forest Lands, and Forest Products of Eastern North Carolina, Bulletin No. 5, by the NCGS, digitized book from 1894. It touches on “Waterpower on Haw River,” and Glencoe Mill is mentioned.
Here’s a new video to me that stars Jerrie Nall from the Textile Heritage Museum!
*Side note about Googling: Normally, I wouldn’t capitalize the word. If I were emailing someone about looking something up on the internet, I’d type “googling.” However, as I typed this blog entry, I thought I better check on the spelling. So what did I do? I Googled “googling.” Don’t worry, I felt only slightly ridiculous as I did it. I discovered that technically, I should capitalize the word. That way, when I write that I’m Googling something, it is clear that I am using the Google search engine. So there. Googled.