The Transylvania Times -

By Jeremiah Reed
Staff Writer 

Historical Marker Points To Tannery's Past – Roaman NC


Last updated 6/17/2013 at 8:17am

A N.C. Highway Historical Marker recognizing the importance of the state’s early tanning industry was unveiled Saturday afternoon in front of the Rosman Town Hall.

One hundred years ago, the site of the marker would have been bustling with activity as the Toxaway Tanning Company, which was founded by Joseph Silversteen in 1901, was fully operational.

Michael Hill, research branch supervisor at the N.C. Office of Archives and History, was one of several people who helped the marker get approval from the state. Hill, who grew up in Dana, said he remembered several of his neighbors regular...

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