Best Mill Village?
An interesting article was
found among the papers of the late David Smith, the first Mayor of
Pacolet. The paper is titled "Why
Pacolet is the Best Mill Village in the South in Which to Live".
The front sheet states that the notes are copied from a Community Fair
Program dated October, 1921. Nothing is known about the Community Fair
publication. However, the primary source of all the
information had to come from the Pacolet Manufacturing Company. The
paper is a detailed account of costs and employee facts that could only
have come from the mill company.
Some of the changes from 1921 to now are startling. This is
particularly true when it comes to costs and wages paid. Keep in mind
there are still people living in Pacolet today that were alive in 1921.
This change has happened in one person's lifetime. Cilck on Best Village to read the article.
This web site has been
started as a public service to share the story of Pacolet. The web
master and person to contact about putting information on the web site
is me, Gerald Teaster. Contact me at:
or by telephone at (843) 873-8117. My regular
mail adress is:
1311 Jahnz Ave.
Summerville, SC 29485