The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga,
September 11, 1881
Cedartown Advertiser: Mrs. Wm. C. Penny, who lives one mile east of Cave
Spring, has shown us a specimen piece of ironstone china ware made from
kaolin that has been dug on his place. The ware is made by Isaac Davis, at
Trenton, N.J., to whom Mr. Penny hs been shipping the mineral for some time.
Mr. Penny informs us that he has already gone thirty feet below the surface
in the mine, having shipped over one hundred tons, and the supply seems yet
inexhaustible. There is a large hill on his place which he thinks is full of
the mineral. The ware looks to us as good, if not superior, to any sold in
our stores, except the finest china ware. Mr. Penny has just received as a
present from Mr. Davis 116 pieces of the ware which he is using in his
household. The mineral is said to be abundant in this immediate section, and
we believe if works for the converting of it into wares wares were
established somewhere in this latitude they would find a home supply of the
mineral on hand to run them for years. The fact that northwest Georgia is
one of the finest mineral regions in the union will some day be generally
recognized, in our opinion. We hope to see it soon properly developed. (The
Daily Constitution, Atlanta, GA, Sunday morning, September 11, 1881)
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