The neighborhood expanded ?rst up the C&O railroad line that followed the ridgeline to Charlottesville. It then spread to adjacent high ground. Although noise and smoke from trains must have been bothersome, the location kept workers safe from the ?oods that periodically inundated the low ground beside Moore?s Creek and the Rivanna River. It also kept them away from the main sewage pipe that drained from town, as well as from the run-o? from the outhouses and animal pens that lined the backyards.
?The Charlottesville Woolen Mills: Working Life, Wartime, and the Walkout of 1918? by Andy Myers
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