Greenville Cotton Compress

Greenville Cotton Compress (HM293A)

Location: Greenville, TX 75401 Hunt County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 8.379', W 96° 5.932'

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Once world's largest inland press. Set record for most bales pressed in 10-hour day (Sept. 30, 1912), when 2,073 bales were handtrucked, pressed, and loaded in rail cars at rate of 3 a minute.

Before invention of lifts and tractors all labor was done by skilled Negro workers, each man pushing a 500-pound bale and truck at a dead run, moving to relentless pace of work chants.

W. B. Wise, an expert manager of labor, was superintendent; W.T. Williams, assistant; D. M. Love, engineer. This blackland area cotton was then regarded most highly by spinners of England.

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The Greenville compress is now part of a chain operated by the Farmers and Merchants Compress and Warehouse Company, with headquarters in Dallas, the Greenville superintendent in 1971 is John H. Pearson.
HM NumberHM293A
Year Placed1971
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 5th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 770630 N 3670516
Decimal Degrees33.13965000, -96.09886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 8.379', W 96° 5.932'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 8' 22.74" N, 96° 5' 55.92" W
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Area Code(s)903
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1449 Lee St, Greenville TX 75401, US
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