1972 - The Great Falls Mill Fire
Rockingham Remembered
Ye Olde Scrapbook
Plans for a million-dollar textile museum to be located in Rockingham went
up in flames Sunday, October 8, 1972, when the old Great Falls Mill
building was destroyed by fire.
The Great Falls Mill building was built in 1869 and was thought to have
been the seventh textile mill built in the state. The mill was closed in the
1930's by the depression but was used to store cotton until just a few
years before the fire destroyed it.
The photos below capture the fire and the dreams that went up in
smoke.