During World War II, the Trion Company produced fabric for military uniforms, tents, and gun patches. The plant employed numerous guards to insure its war production was never compromised. The men shown in this September 1943 photograph included, from left to right, (front row) Pritchett, Ledbetter, Williams, Grogan, Adams, Landers, Blackman, Tyler, Brock, Hollis, Colbert, Atkins, Maddux, and Campbell; (back row) Chaney, Westbrooks, C. Brown, Anderson, Wright, Hallauer, Bryant, Morton, Bailey, Lanier, Nunn, Pinion, and Snow.
The men are standing in front of the plaza fountain. The old Trion Inn is behind them to the left.
Photograph courtesy of Mount Vernon Mills.
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