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1810

Berkeley County had a water-powered textile industry

Other events that happened on or around 1810

1835

Johann Ludwig established the J. L. Stifel & Sons textile manufacturing

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1890

The Middlesex Knitting Company was established in Martinsburg

Other events that happened on or around 1890

1937

DuPont's Belle Works began world production of nylon

Other events that happened on or around 1937

1946

DuPont's Belle Works ceased production of nylon

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1947

Reported 14,510 people were employed in textile-related jobs in West Virginia

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1967

Reported 7,100 people were employed in textile-related jobs in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1967

2005

The textile industry employed fewer than 500 people

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