Beginning in the 1870s and 1880s, the Carolina Piedmont started to build and operate textile mills. The development
would have profound impact on the region's economy and social development. By the 1920s, Gaston County had
become the center of the U.S. textile business. The permanent Carolinas Textile Exhibit: The Ties That Bind, presents
the history of the people and businesses that created the economic engine of the 20th Century for this region.
-- now part of Pharr Yarns) – the story of textile history in Gaston County is revealed through its technology revolution,
community development and economic impact.
131 West Main Street, Dallas, North Carolina, 28034