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  • Dalton is a city in Whitfield County, Georgia, United States. It is the county seat of Whitfield County and the principal city of the Dalton, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of both Murray and Whitfield counties.
    carpets
  • A floor or stair covering made from thick woven fabric, typically shaped to fit a particular room
  • (carpet) cover completely, as if with a carpet; "flowers carpeted the meadows"
  • A thick or soft expanse or layer of something
  • form a carpet-like cover (over)
  • A large rug, typically an oriental one
  • (carpeting) rug: floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
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Dalton (Images of America: Georgia)
Dalton (Images of America: Georgia)
The Cherokees who first occupied this area called northern Georgia their A“enchanted land,A” but the discovery of gold caused a land rush, an illegal treaty of expulsion, and the Trail of Tears. Dalton was created when the Western and Atlantic Railroad was built to connect Atlanta with Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 1863, during the Civil War, this small town became a battle scene along Gen. William T. ShermanA’s march, with both armies occupying the community. After the war, the leading citizens built Crown Cotton Mill and Village to expand the townA’s economy. In 1895, fifteen-year-old Catherine Evans hand-tufted a bedspread, ushering in the bedspread and tufted carpet bonanzas. With the invention of tufting machines in the 1930s and 1940s, Dalton boomed as carpet companies, supply houses, bedspread lines, and retail outlets brought wealth to the city. At one point, there were more millionaires per capita in Dalton than anywhere in the country. Today Dalton is growing with the help of a diverse Hispanic labor force and continues to be the Carpet Capital of the World.

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world carpets mosaic
world carpets mosaic
World Carpets commissioned and artist to make this mosaic on the Green Street side of their new plant. The rays emanating from the center are new rolls of various colors of carpets spliced with several flying carpets. This mosaic and the plant were completed in the 1950s. My dad worked in this building as an engineer starting in the late 1970s. Dalton, Georgia
Mohawk Industries, Dalton, GA
Mohawk Industries, Dalton, GA
A mural made of bricks on the wall of the Mohawk Industries factory in Dalton, Georgia. They make carpets, and thus the mural depicts rolls of carpets. This is not on a main street in Dalton...I'm sure not many people go by this, and it's too bad because it's gorgeous.

dalton georgia carpets
dalton georgia carpets
Carpet Capital: The Rise of a New South Industry (Economy and Society in the Modern South)
After World War II, the carpet industry came to be identified with the Dalton region of northwest Georgia. Here, entrepreneurs hit upon a new technology called tufting, which enabled them to take control of this important segment of America’s textile industry, previously dominated by woven-wool carpet manufacturers in the Northeast. Dalton now dominates carpet production in the United States, manufacturing 70 percent of the domestic product, and prides itself as the carpet capital of the world.
Carpet Capital is a story of revolutionary changes that transformed both an industry and a region. Its balanced and candid account details the rise of a home-grown southern industry and entrepreneurial capitalism at a time when other southern state and local governments sought to attract capital and technology from outside the region.
The book summarizes the development of the American carpet industry from the early nineteenth century through the 1930s. In describing the tufted carpet boom, it focuses on Barwick Mills, Galaxy Mills, and Shaw Industries as representative of various phases in the industry’s history. It tells how owners coordinated efforts to keep carpet mills unorganized, despite efforts of the Textile Workers Union of America, by promoting a vision of the future based on individual ambition rather than collective security.
Randall L. Patton and David B. Parker show that Dalton has evolved in much the same way as California’s Silicon Valley, experiencing both a rapid expansion of new firms started by entrepreneurs who had apprenticed in older firms and an air of cooperation both among owners and between mills and local government. Their close examination of this industry provides important insights for scholars and business leaders alike, enhancing our appreciation of entrepreneurial achievement and broadening our understanding of economic growth in the modern South.

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