Today’s Shot 191

Chiquola Mill

My Shot of the Chiquola Mill
Chiquola Mill. Honea Path, SC

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The Chiquola Textile Mill opened in 1903 and operated until 2003. It is known for the tragedy that was called, “Bloody Thursday” or the “Uprising of 34”, where United Textile Workers of America organized a strike. Both men and women gathered to protest low wages and poor working conditions. At the time, it was considered to be the largest labor revolt in American history and not long after, President Franklin Roosevelt instated the 40-hour work week and minimum wage. A memorial for those killed reads, “They died for the Rights of the Working Man.”

Chiquola Mill


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My Shot of the Chiquola Mill
Chiquola Mill. Honea Path, SC

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