Wheeler Cotton Gin

Cotton was once the chief crop planted in Shelby County.  There were cotton gins located in the various sections of the county.  The N. B. "Coon" Wheeler Gin was in operation from 1900 to 1910, it was located between the Lamar and New Hope Communities in Shelby County.  Mr. Wheeler is standing on the porch, John McCauley is standing by the yoke of oxen.  The little boys are John Wheeler's Children.