Friday, September 12, 2008
Dalton, GA, is known as the Carpet Capital of the World. But it didn't start with carpet. It started with hand-tufted bedspreads. They could be seen on clotheslines in front of small 'mom and pop' businesses along Peacock Alley - the section of Highway 41 running from north of Chattanooga, TN, to Atlanta, GA. The bedspread in the photo is an original handtufted item offered by raffle donations to the Tunnel Hill Historical Foundation. If anyone might be interested, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll put you in touch with the appropriate person.