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City Silk Mill Had Role in WWII

Submitted byadmin onSun, 01/27/2019 - 12:10

 I grew up hardly aware of the constant machine roar emitting from the “silk mill,” located behind our W. Watauga Avenue apartment residence. The Tennessee Silk Mill, owned by Leon-Ferenbach Inc., commenced operations at 248-254 W. Market in 1917, supplying silk primarily for ladies’ clothing.