Eli Whitney

He was born and raised in the North and was a young man (11) when the Revolutionary War started. From his earliest years, he had an intuitive sense of designing and building. Traveling to the South, he encountered the issue of cotton growing and processing and created the cotton gin. That invention changed the clothing industry forever. He also refined the idea of interchangeable parts and mass produced guns for the US government. Come and hear the stories of the man who invented the needs of America.