Spools & Widgets

The Story of Alice Manufacturing Company

When meeting someone for the first time, I am invariably asked what I do for a living.   I proudly respond that I work for Alice Manufacturing Company, a family owned textile company, in Easley. I used that reply with an out-of-state couple at a wedding reception a…

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The Story of Oscar Sampson and the Camperdown Mill

Born in Massachusetts in 1829, Oscar Sampson was a descendant of Mayflower passengers.  Sampson grew to become a very prominent businessman in Boston. He served as a director on multiple boards, including Boston’s Merchant Association and The Cotton and Woolen Manufacturer Mutual Insurance Company. While living in Boston in the 1860s, Sampson, along with George […]