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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Silk industry starts seeing success in Georgia colony
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Roger Allen - photo by Special
(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.) There were two main producers of silk in the Georgia colony in 1750: George Whitefield’s Bethesda Orphans House and the Salzburgers community. In 1733, the arrival of brothers Paul and Nicolas Amatis had signaled the beginning of the Ebenezer silk enterprise. Nicolas’ party included his manservant Giacomo Lonigio Comuso (or Jacques Camuse), his wife and three sons.
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