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A past washed away

...for Piedmont plantations. The ruins include remnants of the Hopewell Cotton Factory, its auxiliary buildings and Burton's Mill, which once stood across the river at Anthony Shoals -- now inundated by Thurmond Lake. According to research commissioned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/23/met_236798.shtml
Metro | Natural history and anthropology
Wilderness, ruins make lake top spot

...said. The stone earthworks and brick sluices once used water to power wheels that spun cotton and milled flour. Burton's Mill was built in 1840 and the Hopewell Cotton Factory was from the same era. Another of Mr. Dean's favorite sites...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/13/met_194849.shtml
Metro | Weather
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