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.