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Brown's Hatchery, Feed and Poultry in Pilot Mountain (N.C.)

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  • Photograph of workers at Brown's Hatchery in Pilot Mountain

    photograph of workers at Brown's Hatchery in Pilot Mountain. They received about $46 a week in wages. The hatchery tasks included grading eggs for hatching; washing egg trays; unloading supplies; boxing and loading chickens; and taking blood tests of chickens. Photo id from John Bullington: Here are the names of the people I know from the picture:Hatchery picture Left to right(back row) 1.Tall white guy w/ bowtie- Is Mr. Brown (Lester) I think Clayborne Gaston Man with the hat on ( I can’t see his face) ? Mr. Walter Reeves remember he worked as a dishwasher at the Elementary school. ? 2nd row Man with necktie Mr. Pearl Tillman (Cecil Thompson’s(Bug) grandfather) Man with the white hair Mr. Edison East (Cordie’s Grandfather) Front row Man with the suit and hat tiled Mr. John Rutledge (we called him Uncle Kag) Man with hat white sweater Mr. Graham Staples (also called Little Man or Short Man) Man with the bolo tie? Man with the hat pushed off his forehead, Joe Forrest (my grandfather) Man with hand in his pocket Rev. Cecil Thompson (Cecil Thompson (Bug’s ) Dad) From a friend who knew the men from the original post at the top.
  • photograph of Lester Brown of Brown's Hatchery in Pilot Mountain

    photograph of Lester Brown of Brown's Hatchery in Pilot Mountain
  • Postcard from Brown's Hatchery in Pilot Mountain, NC

    Postcard from Brown's Hatchery in Pilot Mountain, NC
  • photograph of Brown's Hatchery Feeds and Poultry in Pilot Mountain

    photograph of Brown's Hatchery Feeds and Poultry Supplies in Pilot Mountain. At one time it was the largest hatchery business in the world
  • photograph of Brown's Hatchery Feeds and Poultry in Pilot Mountain

    photograph of Brown's Hatchery Feeds and Poultry Supplies in Pilot Mountain. At one time it was the largest hatchery business in the world