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Fries Textile Plant (Fries, Va.)


Historical Note

Colonel Francis Henry Fries founded the town of Fries, Virginia. In 1903, he founded the textile plant in Grayson County. The plant was operated successively by Washington Mills, the Rigel Textile Company, and the Mount Vernon Corporation. It closed in 1988.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Fries Textile Plant Records

Identifier: Ms-1989-039

The Fries Textile Plant Records includes correspondence, production data, personnel ledgers, photographs, legal and financial materials, internal reports, blueprints, and other administrative materials. The collection provides a complete history of the company's operations, from its founding at the turn of the twentieth century until its closure in the 1980s.

Dates: 1900 - 1988