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2A The Easley Progress Friday, May 14, 2010

The Historical Trail

Hair is a plastic

By John McCravy

Originally published June 4, 1975

Many will ask why we settled on a subject like hair to

write on for this week’s Trail. Well, this could be one of

the oldest subjects to discuss as we know that hair grows

on most parts of the body of mammals as well as other

forms of life.

Hair is considered a plastic as it is pliable and non-metallic.

It grows from the roots outwards, and will live from

two to four years.

When a grave is opened with the remains of a person,

one is apt to find little of the body in the grave as it has

returned to dust or clay. But hair will be found as it is the

last part to decay.

Several years ago when the excavation of Old Fort

Prince George took place, several Indian bodies were located,

and the unusual part of it was the headdress was still

intact. It was also noticed that on top of some of them and

beneath their remains was black hair.

This was due to the way that the Indian bodies were

buried. A custom of the Indians was to place a body on a

bear skin or a buffalo skin and cover it with another hide

before burial. The skin part would disintegrate, but the hair

would remain. This was one reason for the hair being in

the grave.

There are many uses in industry for hair. It is used in

mortar and plaster and sometimes insulation.

Hair was once used extensively in building furniture as

filler for upholstery, but today other plastics like sponge

rubber and polyester have taken its place.

Beautifully groomed hair can do wonders for a person’s

looks. Much emphasis is placed on the neatness of one’s

hair.

Beauty parlors and hair stylist for both men and women

specialize in the care of hair, as hair has much to do with a

person’s attractiveness.

As I write I must mention that wool growing is still a

major industry in many countries today. Wool is cut from

the sheep, alpacas, angoras and other animals, and is carted

into batts which are spun into threat. All fibers are not

always the same size. The very fine fibers are separated

Jeremiah Francisco

Aleman

Charged

Forgery

Anthony

Florio Jr.

Charged

Lewd Act Upon a Child

Under 16

Assault & Battery of a

High & Aggravated

Nature

See TRAIL, Page 3A

Chronicles

Pickens County Sheriff ’s Office

Gary Dean

Lebaugh

Charged

Criminal Domestic

Violence

Christian Elaine

Blankenship Lesley

Charged

Unlawful Neglect of

Child

Disregarding Stop Sign

Driving Under

Suspension

PICKENS COUNTY CRIMeSTOPPERS

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contact Captain Phil Sargent at

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Galloway at 898-5540.

This week’s photo is of the old Glenwood Methodist Church. Note the crowd gathering in the church yard to the

left of the church building. The building was later bricked. If you have any older photos you would like to share

with our readers, send them to brobinson@theeasleyprogress.com or P.O. Box 709, Easley, SC 29641.

Glenwood Reunion set for May 22

at Glenwood Baptist Church

The 11th annual Glenwood Community Reunion will be held

at the Family Life Center of Glenwood Baptist Church Saturday,

May 22. Bring a well-filled picnic basket and share memories of

days on the Mill Hill. The reunion begins at noon, with the meal

being served at 1 p.m.

ARRESTED

Dennis Alexander

Robinson

Charged

Grand Larceny

Burglary 2nd Degree

David Mark

Parnell

Charged

Driving Under the

Influence

Driving Under

Suspension

Eric Richard

Ellenburg

Charged

Breaking Into

Automobiles

Simple Larceny

Douglas Anthony

Medlin Jr.

Charged

Grand Larceny

Petit Larceny

Joseph Andrew

Sutherland

Charged

Grand Larceny

Burglary 1st Degree

Family Court Bench

Warrant

Christopher Zachary

Ward

Charged

Grand Larceny

Simple Possession of

Marijuana

Jennifer Nicole

Rosenbury

Charged

Unlawful Neglect of

Child

Jennifer Leann

Hall

Charged

Unlawful Neglect of

Child

Possession of

Controlled Substance

Tina Renee

Cook

Charged

Unlawful Neglect of

Child

James Eric

Campbell

Charged

Violation of Check Law

Anthony Ray

Hinkle

Charged

Magistrate Court

Bench Warrant

General Sessions

Bench Warrant

Tamara Diane

Youngblood

Charged

Unlawful Neglect of

Child

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