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Lake Providence in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Gin Office

 
 
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Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 25, 2021
1. Gin Office Marker
Inscription.  
Many twentieth century commercial gins had a separate building, or office, for weighing cotton and record keeping. Every customers wagon was weighed upon entering (full of cotton) and when leaving (empty) the gin yard. The weight was recorded on a ticket that was passed through slots in the wall. The difference in weights was the amount of cotton and seed that were processed in the gin.
In addition to scales and records, the gin office also held the farmers' cotton samples after the bales were sent to the warehouse.
This office was relocated from the Galliard Gin and donated by the J.P. Brown family. Behind this office is the new building housing the equipment from Kinnebrew Gin of Homer, Louisiana.

Quotation Inset
"We went on vacation once a year each child was allowed to ride to the gin on the wagon. We would get one soda pop and a trip to the gin. We looked forward to that more than kids going to Florida today"
--Troy Lee Sullivan

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 49.071′ 

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N, 91° 12.531′ W. Marker is in Lake Providence, Louisiana, in East Carroll Parish. Marker is on U.S. 65, half a mile south of Schrock Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7162 US-65, Lake Providence LA 71254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hood Home Plantation (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Farming By Hand (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Farming With Plows (about 300 feet away); Lake Providence Confederate Monument (approx. 1˝ miles away); Soldiers' Rest (approx. 1.6 miles away); Battle for the Mississippi: The Vicksburg Campaign (approx. 2.1 miles away); Grant's March Through Louisiana (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Providence.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Louisiana State Cotton Museum.
 
Gin Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 25, 2021
2. Gin Office Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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