The story of Joseph Short

The story of Joseph Short

During the war years in the early 20th century, Joseph Short, a wealthy clothing mill owner, began a new division producing trousers for the United States Military. At the same time his own business was reduced by half, due to a cotton blight and rations having been cut even further as cotton was appropriated by the government for the war effort.

Short had invested the sum of $58.000 in his…

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