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FIELDCREST CANNON TEXTILE MUSEUM
200 West Ave. 704/938-3200
HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 9 A.M.-5 P.M. Sun. 1-6 P.M.
Racing legend Ralph Earnhardt met his wife, Martha, while he was working in the weave room of the textile mill. The mill opened in 1888 and at its peak more than 25,000 people worked there and lived in the nearby mill village. The mill was torn down in 2004, but the history of the mill remains as part of the Fieldcrest Cannon Textile Museum and Exhibition. The museum is part of the Cannon Village shopping district and is filled with historical artifacts that date back to the mill, including an antique handloom, 1,200-year-old textiles, and towels manufactured on-site to commemorate historic athletic events. The world’s largest towel is also on display. An interactive exhibit details the textile manufacturing process.
GI MEMORIAL HOUSE MUSEUM
905 King St. 704/933-9314
HOURS: Memorial Day-first weekend in Oct. first Sun. of month 2-5 P.M. and by appointment COST: Free; donations accepted
North Carolina, like other states, faced a severe housing shortage when GIs returned home in 1945 following World War II. Charles A. Cannon of the Cannon Mills Company in Kannapolis provided GI Homes as a solution. He partnered with a plant that could produce four-room prefabricated homes in volume, shipping them to the site for immediate construction. In 1945, Cannon built two sample homes on West C Street to determine the demand. The response was overwhelming and a total of 50 homes were ordered for soldiers and their families who worked at the mill. The first 26 homes were completed in 1946 with an additional 24 scheduled for construction. Crews assembled each home in just one day and veterans were charged a modest rental of $5 each two-week pay period. A total of 100 20-by-24-foot homes were built in the area. Most of the homes were eventually demolished to make way for newer houses or moved from the original site. Kannapolis History Associates bought the last unaltered house still standing in the neighborhood and turned it into a museum filled with furnishings and artifacts from the 1940s and 1950s.
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