Photographs of Brandon Mill, Old Pelham Mill and Shoeless Joe Jackson Baseball Field, Greenville, 2003

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Document Description:

These images were taken in 2003 to illustrate the current conditions of textile mills in South Carolina for teacher Rachael Kline's Lesson "From Cotton to Baseball: How Greenville Grew." The top two pictures show what has happened to the buildings associated with the mills as they have been neglected for years. There are efforts underway to adapt these structures for new uses. The three pictures below demonstrate one of the lasting legacies of social life in the mills and that is the presence of mill baseball. These monuments to Shoeless Joe Jackson serve as a reminder that mills brought more than industry to the state.

Citations:

Current picture of Brandon Mill Photograph. 2003. Private Collection of Rachael Kline. Greenville, South Carolina.

Old Pelham Mill Office Photograph. 2003. Private Collection of Rachael Kline. Greenville, South Carolina.

Shoeless Joe Jackson Baseball Field Photograph.  2003.  Private Collection of Rachael Kline. Greenville, South Carolina.

Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Plaque Photograph. 2003. Private Collection of Rachael Kline. Greenville, South Carolina.

Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Photograph. 2003.  Private Collection of Rachael Kline. Greenville, South Carolina. Shoeless Joe Jackson

Correlating SC Social Studies Academic Standards:

Standard 8-5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of major social, political, and economic developments that took place in the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century.

Indicator 8-5.3 Summarize the changes that occurred in South Carolina agriculture and industry during the late nineteenth century, including changes in crop production in various regions, and the growth of the textile industry in the Upcountry.

Standard 8-6: The student will demonstrate an understanding of South Carolina’s development during the early twentieth century.

Indicator 8-6.3 Summarize the political, social, and economic situation in South Carolina following World War I, including progress in suffrage for women, improvements in daily life in urban and rural areas, and changes in agriculture and industry.

Lessons Using This Document:

From Cotton to Baseball: How Greenville Grew

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Brandon Mill Photograph, 2003. Old Pelham Mill Office Photograph, 2003. Shoeless Joe Jackson Baseball Field Photograph, 2003. Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Plaque Photograph, 2003. Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Photograph, 2003.

 

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