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Picturing the Past 151: Cortner's MillPosted Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 7:52 AM
The finished product flows into a bag at Cortners' Mill in the mid-1950s. (Photo by Don Brisby)
Don Brisby does. Brisby, of Trousdale County (Hartsville area) photographed Mr. Cortner in the 1950s (I think he said 1954, specifically) at the mill. On Monday, Don stopped by the T-G with the large print you see here, as well as another photo. He's colorized both, which were originally shot in black and white.
A young man in his mid-20s then, Don's in his 80s now and still active. He noted that the Cortners had automated the mill so well that they could still operate it in their old age.
Both photos are now on display in the lobby of First Community Bank's main office on Elm Street and well worth a stop by to look.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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