The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum has created a small country town to take visitors back in time.
Old gas station at the museum.
The ginner could watch what the engine room mechanics were doing through this opening at the Bisland Gin.
The engine room at the Bisland Gin.
A Gullett gin stand.
Bob Stanley, with the Cotton Board, runs a stand through the paces.
Side view of the gin stand.
Bob Stanley makes sure cotton flow stays uniform.
A flywheel of the 1929 engine.
The whistle at the Bisland Gin.
The cooling tower for the water-cooled engine that runs Bisland Gin.
Metal bands for securing bales of cotton.
The bale press at Bisland Gin.
Wrapping a bale at the Bisland Gin.
Ginner Fred Temple places bands around a bale.
The bale is ready to be shipped.
Next destination, the bale chute and to a waiting wagon.
Bob Stanley, left, and Thomas Hairston, at the bale press.
Peter Hairston, former business manager and a partner at Midnight Gin, takes a turn at the suck pipe.
The gin stands were manufactured by Gullett Gin Co., of Amite, La.
Another look a the gin stand.
From left, Robert Hairston, Peter Hairston and Thomas Hairston were on hand to watch the gin run cotton that Thomas had picked with a one-row cotton picker.
The gin has three Gullett Gin stands.
Cotton coming out of the battery condenser.
Steps in the ginning process.
The seed house at the Bisland Gin.
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