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Ruth Burns Whitson Dec. 18, 1926 - Dec. 29, 2020

Ruth Burns Whitson was born 94 years ago at Piedmont Camp in Cedar Mountain to Harley and Carrie Burns. Piedmont Camp was a textile mill camp and a summertime mountain retreat for the employees and families of Piedmont Cotton Mills in Piedmont, S.C. Harley Burns was the first caretaker, and Ruth shared fond memories of her early years there. The family later moved back to the Burns property on Solomon Jones Road in Cedar Mountain, and Ruth began to attend school at the Cedar Mountain schoolhouse located behind the Rocky Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

In an interview conducted a few years a...

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