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ORAL HISTORY

Caroline Lindley


Lindley Mills

Established in 1755 in Graham, North Carolina, Lindley Mills predates our republic, but the quality of the product declined over the centuries. In 1975, Joe Lindley restored the mill and began using organic grain.

Caroline Lindley, the tenth generation at Lindley Mills, worked many jobs at the mill over the years, alongside her parents, beginning as a label stamper and working her way up to director of marketing, Today, Lindley Mills uses both a stone grinder and a roller mill, blending tradition, technology, and innovation to achieve high quality and consistency.

Date of interview:
2018-05-15

Interviewer:
Kate Medley

Photographer:
Kate Medley

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