MANUFACTURING: Catherine Evans1 Bedspreads

One drowsy day in 1895 Catherine Evans, a farm girl from Dalton, Ga., journeyed back into the hills to visit a cousin. There she saw a pair of family-heirloom "candlewick" bedspreads, the handsomest bedspreads she had seen in all her born days. Back she went to Dalton. learned to make them herself. Soon hardly a wedding anywhere around was complete unless the bride got one of Catherine Evans' bedspreads.

A few years later a Dalton dentist's wife, Mrs. H. L. Jarvis, who had been to college and knew more about big cities than...

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