Fries Textile Mill Oral Histories Oral History with Willie Wilson, August 29, 2022 (Ms2019-045)

Title

Fries Textile Mill Oral Histories Oral History with Willie Wilson, August 29, 2022 (Ms2019-045)

Subject

Description

Willie Wilson, born just outside of Fries in Fallville, Va. moved back to Fries in 1965 to work for the Washington Mills Co. Textile Mill. He started in the gardener shop, then moved into the weave room as a doffer, which he remained as for decades after. In this interview, he discusses working at the mill, the influence the mill had on the town, and local stories.

Date

Rights

Permission to publish material from the Fries Textile Mill Oral Histories Collection must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech.

Identifier

Ms2019-045_WillieWilson

Rights Holder

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Virginia Tech

Interviewer

Kevin Combs

Narrator

Willie Wilson

Location

01:01:18

Citation

“Fries Textile Mill Oral Histories Oral History with Willie Wilson, August 29, 2022 (Ms2019-045),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed March 4, 2024, https://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2019-045/Ms2019-045_WillieWilson.