Book Report 2

Raw Material: Working Wool in the West

Book by Stephany Wilkes
After reading Raw Material Ch. 8 – 10 (p. 93 – 137), respond to the following:
In Ch. 9, there is a discussion of how the Mendocino Wool Mill developed. What was the founder’s background? How did they raise funds to get their mill started? Review the Mendocino Wool & Fiber Processing Price sheet, we will discuss it more detail during class.
Up to this point, the book has discussed several transitions with US sheep, shearing, and fiber processing capabilities. Discuss key examples that have stood out to you. What policies, if any, do you think impacted these shifts?