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Eli Whitney's cotton gin hits the industrial scene
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(Note: The following is part of a series of articles looking at the history and evolution of agriculture in Georgia and Bulloch County.) The two varieties of cotton being grown in Georgia required different kinds of processors, or gins. Upland cotton was cleaned with a saw gin. This machine had a saw whose teeth pulled the seeds apart from the cotton.
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