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Description:

The Washington Mill in Fries, Virginia, photographed by Lewis Wickes Hine in May 1910, just upstream from where the Appalachian Trail crossed the New River at Dixon's Ferry. The mill provided employment to almost everyone in the town of Fries and many others living nearby. When the mill closed in 1989, it still employed 1,700 people. Today only the dam remains and is owned by a Swedish company. The mill itself was scraped off in the early 2000s. Text added by the photographer reads, "Housing conditions are fairly good, but housekeeping not very good. Working very good. Good light, fresh air."


Date:

05/01/1910

Creator:

Lewis Wickes Hine

Subject

Lost Appalachian Trail

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

https://www.loc.gov/item/2018674828/

Rights

No known restrictions

Citation

Lewis Wickes Hine, “View of the Washington Mills, Fries Va. (1910),” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed July 18, 2019, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/925.

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