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 The last silk mill in the U.S. left intact. When workers went on strike in 1957, they simply walked out leaving behind a host of personal effects and artifacts. The mill closed its doors on the day of the strike, never to re-open, keeping a glimpse of the day locked inside -- a time capsule.  Herb Crawford, the site's caretaker, faces a number of obstacles in preserving the space. Structural damage and vandals are constant concerns, but resources to repair and preserve the mill are scarce. 

The last silk mill in the U.S. left intact. When workers went on strike in 1957, they simply walked out leaving behind a host of personal effects and artifacts. The mill closed its doors on the day of the strike, never to re-open, keeping a glimpse of the day locked inside -- a time capsule.

Herb Crawford, the site's caretaker, faces a number of obstacles in preserving the space. Structural damage and vandals are constant concerns, but resources to repair and preserve the mill are scarce.