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Sunday, April 24, 2016
A Little Bit of Mexia History
COTTON CULTURE | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA): Increased cotton production led to technological improvements in cotton ginning-the process of separating cotton fibers from their seeds, cleaning the fibers, and baling the lint for shipment to market. In 1884 Robert S. Munger of Mexia revolutionized the slow, animal-powered method of "plantation ginning" by devising the faster, automated "system ginning," the process in use today.