Clipped From The Neosho Times

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 - Within a year EH Whitney produced the first...
Within a year EH Whitney produced the first model of his cotton gin, which accomplished in an hour what it had taken many days to do by hand, Overnight almost the cotton industry became a leading source of American wealth and power* and King Cotton sat enthroned on Eli Whitney's cotton gin. T.vo years before the epoch- making invention, American cotton exports were a scant 20,000 pounds. Twenty-five years later they had mounted to 270,000, 000—and this growth was due primarily to the Yankee grit and American daring of the self- made inventor.

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  1. The Neosho Times,
  2. 02 Jan 1936, Thu,
  3. Page 8

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