Jimmy Brannon reaches for a sample of cotton as it is being processed at the Elora Gin Thursday. "We'll run an average of 650 bails of cotton in a 24 hour period, " Brannon said.
Jimmy Brannon reaches for a sample of cotton as it is being processed at the Elora Gin Thursday. "We'll run an average of 650 bails of cotton in a 24 hour period, " Brannon said.
Photo by Tim Barber /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Monday, November 7th, 2011
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ELORA, Tenn. -- On a drive from the top of Monteagle Mountain west across the southern Cumberland Plateau, many roads are lined with white cotton bolls ready for harvest or skeletal plants surrounding 10-foot-tall stacks of the fluffy, freshly picked product.

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