The Transylvania Times -

By Marcy Thompson
Picturing The Past 

Paper Plant Opened Before World War II


The natural route of the Davidson River was diverted to run right beside the Ecusta property and buildings.

"Paper Plant To Locate on Davidson River Site" was the banner headline for the May 5, 1938 Transylvania Times.

According to the press release the Ecusta Paper Corporation had purchased approximately 225 acres to construct a plant to manufacture cigarette papers. It was to be the first of its kind in the United States.

Previously almost all high quality cigarette papers were made in France. The plant would use raw materials from the United States to produce the paper.

The company had spent several months evaluating sites to locate the new plant, including three within Transylvania C...

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