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The audio on this tape is very difficult to discern. Interview conducted as part of the Crafted with Pride project, which documented residents of Gaston County's mill communities. Ann Wiley grew up in a mill village in Gastonia, North Carolina, as her parents were both working at Firestone starting in 1932. She had two older brothers and a younger sister. She discusses that Firestone's mill village had a tennis court, park, pool, and a clubhouse for use. Her father's job at the mill was in the card room and her mother worked in the cloth room as an inspector. Her father made $11.00 a week. Her oldest brother, Harris, also worked at Firestone for over 40 years. He quit high school to begin working there to help support the family.

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