White and Color Washing with Native Clays from Macon County, Alabama
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We have never looked upon our county as possessing vast mineral wealth; nevertheless, this is true, in her rich deposits of clay.
It is well understood that brick of superior quality and richness of color can be made. Now and then a jug factory springs up here and there, makes a few wagon-loads of jugs, churns, jars, crocks, vases, and flower pots, sells them out and disappears as mysteriously as it came; thus, slowly but surely, the value of these splendid clay deposits becomes known.
The materials for the manufacture of pressed brick, drain pipe, pottery, and fine kaolin wares are here in abundance.