Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site, Daily Demonstrations

class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-29959″ style=”margin: 4px;” alt=”Passion_logo” src=”” width=”200″ height=”107″ />Daily demonstrations will be conducted to show how cotton fiber was separated from seed. Juxtaposed against hand separation, this will serve to illustrate how such a simple machine had such a great impact on the proliferation of cotton production in the South. We will be using a wheel gin (hand crank roller gin). These types of gins even pre-date the Whitney gin. We will also have mature cotton plants with open bolls as part of the exhibit/demonstration, as well as raw cotton for use in the gin. For more information call 888.677.7437 toll free or 484.2390 locally.

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