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The garment industry (more accurately referred to as the textile industry) was a huge part of early Auburn's economy. Several textile factories contributed to both the employment of many Auburn residents as well as the wealth of their individual factory owners.
Auburn had factories that manufactured textile fabrics and cloths, neckties, kerchiefs, clothing, sport wear, stockings, and shoes. A few of these factory buildings are still in existence while other early structures were either dismantled, re-purposed as private residences or destroyed by fire.