Cotton Mill Town
UPDATE!!!! Sharp Canupp WAS AWARDED THE PRESTIGIOUS PAUL GREEN MULTI-MEDIA AWARD BY THE NORTH CAROLINA SOCIETY OF HISTORIANS AT THEIR ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY HELD AT MOREHEAD CITY NC ON OCTOBER 14, 2006 FOR THE CD ALBUM 'COTTON MILL TOWN' WHICH HE WROTE, PRODUCED, AND RECORDED.....BELOW IS A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHOR....G.L. 'Sharp' Canupp was born and raised in the small southern Cotton Mill Town of Cooleemee in the Piedmont section of North Carolina. His Great-Grandfather came to the Little Mill Village shortly after the mill and the village were built in the early 1900's. He came from Cabarrus Co. NC to work in the mill. His Grandfather also worked in the mill as a young boy barely in his teens. This is where he met Canupp's Grandmother as she had also went to work in the mill as a young girl. They married in 1912 and lived in the Little Mill Village until they decided to buy a house of their own in North Cooleemee. They were the parents of 8 children, and one of them was Sharp's father. His Mother and Father both worked in the Cotton Mill, and his Dad had over 40 years in the mill when it closed in 1969... They lived in 4 differen't mill houses as a family and when the mill sold the houses in 1953 his parents bought one...Both sets of his Grandparents and several Aunts and Uncles and almost all of his other relatives worked in the mill including 'Sharp' and 2 of his siblings at some time or another... Following is a quote from 'Sharp' Canupp----'Some of the fondest memories of my life were in this Little Mill Village as I grew into adulthood... It was an experience that only someone who had lived in the 'family-type' environment of a Cotton Mill Town could relate to...I have tried to translate some of the best memories of my 'mill family' childhood into words of song in creating this CD'......... In the ending of the song # 2 'The Old Mill Whistle' you can hear his recreation of the old whistle as it sounded long ago.....In song # 6 'The Old Mill House' you can still hear the sounds of mill children as they sang and played from years past.....'This CD is dedicated to my family and to all the Cotton Mill Villages and their towns-people of America'...Gerald L. 'Sharp' Canupp... PLEASE GO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE TO READ REVIEWS.