Isaqueena Cotton Mill

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The Isaqueena Cotton Mill was the first identity of a textile plant that began operations in Central, South Carolina in 1903, and which remains in business in 2011 as Central Textiles, Inc.

History

With the rise of the textile industry in Upstate South Carolina in the late 1890s and early 1900s, the Isaqueena Cotton Mill was erected and began operations in 1903. Its president as of 1908 was R. G. Gaines. (Watson, Ebbie Julian, Commissioner, "Handbook of South Carolina: Resources, Institutions and Industries of The State", The State Department of Agriculture, Commerce and Immigration, Columbia, South Carolina, Second edition, 1908, page 453.)(http://books.google.com/books?id=uDJNAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA453&lpg=PA453&dq=Isaqueena+Cotton+Mill&source=bl&ots=MwiNLPu7Uk&sig=OWtLu30glEoap6_ImrUnIWqWsLk&hl=en&ei=WyDUTuHkJMLWtweovbn-AQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&sqi=2&ved=0CC4Q6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=Isaqueena%20Cotton%20Mill&f=false