Portsmouth: Shoe City

Women’s shoes from the Williams’ Shoe Manufacturing Company at the Bryston General Store in Greenup County, Kentucky.

“Portsmouth is developing into a shoe manufacturing city. About 600 persons are now employed there in the making of shoes. More establishments are to be started. The lesson is this, that energy and enterprise are bigger things in a town than natural resources. –Ironton Register.”1

  1. The Lesson of R. (1890, January 11). Portsmouth Times, p. 2.
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