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Plaza Sheeting (muslin) full bolt
Plaza Sheeting (muslin)
59.5 Yards of "Plaza Fine Sheeting LL", 36" wide. Manufactured by the now-defunct Wallace Manufacturing Co., Jonesville, SC. Original and uncut bolt, string "staples" intact at both ends, as it came from the mill.
The Wallace Mfg. Co. was a cotton mill in Jonesville, SC, southeast of Spartanville in the "upstate." There isn't much information about it on the internet, but in 1934 there was a strike and an attempt to unionize the mill, resulting in a 1938 hearing before the National Labor Relations Board. In 1946 the mill was subsumed under the J.P.Stevens & Co. label, as a part of a major expansion by that company. The mill no longer exists, and the population of Jonesville has declined from a high of over 29,000 to around 900.