Mayodan, NC Cotton Mill Fire, Jun 1911

COTTON MILL DESTROYED

AVALON FACTORY IN MAYODAN, NORTH CAROLINA, BURNED, CAUSING LOSS OF $230,000.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 15.—The Avalon mills at Mayodan, Rockingham county, were totally destroyed by fire of unknown origin early tonight, entailing a loss of $250,000. The fire started in the machinery room and as the village is without fire fighting apparatus, the flames met no resistance. There is only partial insurance. The plant was established twelve years ago and was of 25,000 spindles capacity, employing 400 people.

Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, AL 16 Jun 1911