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Video: The Loray Mill Strike of 1929

1,800 textile workers walked off the job at Loray Mill in Gastonia on April 1, 1929, kicking off one of the most tumultuous and, ultimately, impactful labor strikes in United States history.

Featuring images from the Gaston Gazette's beautiful hardcover pictorial history book "Gaston County Memories," the above video touches on the Gaston County textile industry, Loray Mill walkout, tragedies of Orville Aderholt and Ella May Wiggins, and the strike's lasting impact.

Gaston County Memories: The Early Years Cover
The Gaston Gazette presents Gaston County Memories: The Early Years


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