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Cotton



Mary Jane Goins has lived in the Pee Dee her entire life. Currently a manager at the Clio People's Gin, Ms. Goins remembers when she picked cotton by hand in a fashion relatively unchanged for hundreds of years. Hand picked cotton was replaced as machine-powered pickers became more common later in the 20th century. In this video, Ms. Goins describes the labor that went into hand picking cotton, a means of employment for many people growing up in her era and this area.

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