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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Dock E. Hall, January 7, 1976. Interview H-0271. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Description of a mill house

Hall describes the sawmill shack where he was born, offering a look into mill worker housing.

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Oral History Interview with Dock E. Hall, January 7, 1976. Interview H-0271. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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BRENT GLASS:
What do you mean by a sawmill shack?
DOCK E. HALL:
Well, you see, they made this building for us to live in. They'd put them together the best they could, and never left enough floors (they wouldn't nail them down). And they'd tear that down when they'd get ready to move the mill, and set it down in another location. And then they'd put up the house and we'd move in there.