Mayfield Kentucky Woolen Mills History Magnet

Fridge magnet pictures vintage Mayfield Kentucky pants maker advertisement
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Magnet pictures an advertising trade card from the 1920s for Mayfield Woolen Mills.  A pants maker located in Mayfield, Kentucky, the company was important to the city's early growth, boasting, "We employ more hands than any mill in the state."

Founded in 1860, Mayfield Woolen was a family owned and operated company.  S. B. Wright was the president, H. J. Wright the cashier, J. D. Simpson secretary and William Smith was superintendent.

According to one online source, men's clothing became an important industry in Mayfield after the Civil War, with several mills that specialized in  menswear.  There was Mayfield Pants, founded in 1899, Curlee Clothing, Merit clothing and Old Woolen Mills.

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