Items related to T.N. Woodruff and Company in Lowgap, NC. Truman N. Woodruff, who operated T. N. Woodruff and Company in Lowgap, NC, sold galax leaves to florists in New York City, starting in 1907. He hired local women to pick the galax, sort it, and bundle it for shipping. A woman could pick as many as 10,000 leaves in a day.