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  • South Georgia cotton gin donates equipment to research center

    2017-Feb-17 - read more...

    Joe West, third from left, assistant dean of the UGA Tifton Campus, shakes hands with Tom Stallings, owner of Funston Gin in Funston. Stallings donated cotton-harvesting equipment to UGA's C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park, which West oversees.

  • Eli Whitney, the man who invented the cotton gin, was white. That blew a lot of social media users' minds today.

    2017-Feb-02 - read more...

    It opens asking rhetorically, did you know the inventor of the cotton gin was African-American? Others have published research suggesting that one or another person enslaved or known by the Whitney actually built it. "I think that's how this got

  • Antenora Architects wins lofty national kudos for retro-use of old Hutto cotton gin

    2017-Jan-30 - read more...

    Antenora Architects LLP has won one of the most coveted annual design awards — the AIA Institute Honor Award for 2017. The Austin-based firm, founded by Michael Antenora, was selected for its design of The Cotton Gin at the Co-op District in Hutto.

  • Persistence pays off in efforts to restart Missouri Bootheel gin

    2017-Feb-22 - read more...

    Jeff Todd had already decided he didn't want to own part of another cotton gin. But his partner, Lonnie Gibson Jr., did. So Todd, who farms near Campbell, Mo., reluctantly agreed to visit the Cardwell Co-op Gin in Cardwell, Mo. Todd wasn't impressed

  • McClendon, Mann & Felton Gin celebrates 100 years

    2017-Feb-17 - read more...

    It's not often that a business survives for 100 years in the same locale and maybe even less often when it's a cotton gin. But that's a milestone the McClendon, Mann & Felton Gin Co., has reached this year. The Mann portion of the McClendon-Mann





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The Old Cotton Gin
The Old Cotton Gin
Monroe, GA
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Cotton Gin
Cotton Gin
Here's a shot of a cotton gin in action.
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Cleaning up some old archives, I realized I had not posted these of the old cotton gin facility in Hutto, Texas. It has since been turned into an event center. This is one of the old gin machines.
Photo by cold_penguin1952 on Flickr

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