Textiles, Transportation, and TechnologyBorn near Burnt Factory in Frederick Co., Virginia in 1867, Ed Johnston was determined to escape the life of a farm laborer. He learned the mechanic's trade at the Middletown Carriage Factory, and by age 25 worked in the B&O Railroad shops in Brunswick, Maryland. Johnston became the Woolen Company's first employee on January 20, 1901. He installed the power plant and all machinery and oversaw its upkeep until his death in 1936. As stated by historian Wilbur S. Johnston, "like most of the mill's employees, the woolen mill was his life."
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|Date Added||Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 745218 N 4341187|
|Decimal Degrees||39.18536667, -78.16091667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 11.122', W 78° 9.655'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 11' 7.32" N, 78° 9' 39.3" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 217-261 VA-7, Winchester VA 22601, US|
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