Photo of The Month – Jul 2002
Picture contributor: Dena Watkins Chandler
In the earliest days of Cliffside, before a school had been built, a section of the Cloth Room in the mill was curtained off to serve as a classroom. Later, classes were held in the store building. Notes for the photo tell us that Clarence Watkins is one of the students, and that Winnie Davis Shelby is the teacher. Photo circa 1907.
(Fire buckets like those mounted on the columns were still present in some sections of the mill into the 1950s .)