Little known facts about the Lincoln County Museum:
- The idea for a museum originated in 1985 by the Lincoln County Home Demonstration clubs.
- The first $1000 was raised from the sale of t-shirts at the Lincoln County Fair.
- The projects greatest boost came with the donation of the old Borden Plant by Mr. and Mrs. William R Carter.
- Later, a great deal of volunteer work, local contributions, and
government grants brought the museum up to its present state of
- The Borden Plant came to Fayetteville in 1927 and built a plant to
receive milk from the farmers of Lincoln, Marshall, Bedford, Maury, and
- This was one of the first major industries to come south of the Mason-Dixon Line after the civil war.
- The plant was originally a butter plant with the left over skimmed milk being dried and later developed into cottage cheese.
- The Borden Plant provided some much needed cash flow for the destitute farmers after WWI and into the Great Depression.
- In WWII, the Borden Plant used their drying facilities to produce
dried eggs and dried milk to be shipped overseas for the troops engaged
in the European and Pacific war zones.
- Borden closed the plant in 1967.
- The plant contains 33,000 square feet of space, most of which is occupied by significant historical exhibits.
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