Tag: Kannapolis

  • Cannon Mills

    Cannon Mills


    Cannon Mills was the largest manufacturer of towels and sheets in the world. From Dog Patch to Park Avenue, Cannon, as a branded product, was as universal as McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and Ford.

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Past Article

Steven Taylor


In the last decade of the 19th century Pasadena, California, became a resort city where the rich met the resourceful. Some would say, where the money meets the brain. One encounter, the one between Thaddeus Lowe (the rich man) and David Macpherson (the brain and a Cornell University engineer), met and the Mount Lowe Railroad was the result of their joint assets.

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