Demolition of the Bleachery & Mill Fire

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3-13-13
..last night 3-12-13, the mill caught fire and was destroyed.  It was a sight to see!  The smoke rose straight upward to the heavens.  I have never seen anything like the sight of that mill in flames.  When we got there, the fire was spread all the way across the top of the mill.  Three ladder hoses kept it from spreading all the way to the end of the mill on the bleachery side.  Today 3-13-13 is the first day of my life without that old mill still standing.  This is indeed a sad day..... so many memories, so much history, so many footsteps in that building for four decades. 

Photo by Cliff McCollum - Opelika Observer
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A view of the bleachery in June 2012
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The pictures below are of the inside of the mill.

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More pictures to come........

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