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    • Grief Mason

    • 1846; 1847; 1848; 1849; 1850
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Grief G. Mason served as overseer of Cooleemee Plantation from 1844 until after the Civil War. A native of Ireland, he had traveled to Germany where he met his wife, then moved to New York and Virginia. Mason proved to be a capable manager.
    • Cooleemee Plantation Family and Friends

    • 1893; 1894; 1895; 1896; 1897
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Standing at the back are Fannie C., Frank C., Agnes W. and Ruth W. Hairston. Seated at the front is Peter W. Hairston, in front of Miss Fanny Caldwell, Miss Josie Craige, and Miss Nannie Craige.
    • Cooleemee Plantation Hitching Post

    • 1898; 1899; 1900; 1901; 1902
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Mr. Redwood, an amateur artist who sketched Righteous the ferryman, perches atop the hitching post.
    • Erwin Mills Cooleemee

    • 1899; 1900; 1901; 1902; 1903
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Erwin Mills Company established the town of Cooleemee, building the cotton mill on the South Yadkin River in 1899. In peak operation, the mill employed 1,800 workers. Until closing in 1969, the mill sponsored a broad range of recreational, social,...
    • Erwin Cotton Mill Co.

    • 1903; 1904; 1905; 1906; 1907
    • Davie County Public Library
    • The mill closed in 1969. The Textile Heritage Museum at Cooleemee documents and preserves the history of the mill's relationship to the community.
    • Cooleemee Band

    • 1917; 1918; 1919; 1920
    • Davie County Public Library
    • The mill organized the band with 20 members in 1917, providing uniforms and instruments. A.A. Hartman served as the first director, followed by Joe Nance, Ernest Fritz, Prof. Shaw, Roberts Mills, and Floyd A. Nail. The band performed for Christmas,...
    • Dora Mayberry

    • 1920; 1921; 1922; 1923; 1924; 1925; 1926; 1927; 1928; 1929; 1930
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Dora played for dances in the 1920s and 1930s in Cooleemee and surrounding areas.
    • Rosenwald School in Cooleemee

    • 1924; 1925
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Built at a total cost of $4,397, the Cooleemee School was one of two Rosenwald schools in Davie County.
    • Cooleemee School 1930

    • 1930
    • Davie County Public Library
    • The students from the 2B class are shown with their teacher.
    • Cooleemee First Grade 1930

    • 1930
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Emma Grimes' first grade class poses in 1930. (Courtesy of Textile Heritage Center at Cooleemee.)
    • Cooleemee School 1939

    • 1939
    • Davie County Public Library
    • Students from the 1C class are shown with their teacher.
    • Cooleemee Drug Store

    • 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959
    • Davie County Public Library
    • M. H. Hoyle managed the Cooleemee Drug Store for 55 years starting with his arrival in town in 1916. The store, Cooleemee's oldest business establishment, was built in 1910.
    • Cooleemee Playground

    • 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959
    • Davie County Public Library
    • The fully equipped Park Hill playground on Main Street featured seesaws, swings, tennis courts, and bandstand, where many gathered on Sunday evenings to hear the band and sing hymns.

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