Frankenmuth Woolen Mill - Frankenmuth, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu
N 43° 19.742 W 083° 44.370
17T E 277897 N 4800999
Quick Description: Michigan's oldest continuously operated woolen mill
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2021 8:20:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM14RJ8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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Long Description:
Frankenmuth Woolen Mill is located on South Main Street in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The mill is the oldest continuously operated woolen mill in Michigan, having opened in 1894.

According to a sign next to the building, "The original mill structure is still in use and remains the same today as when first opened in October of 1894. A contract to produce sixty-six thousand pair of socks, mitts and leg wraps for the American Troops during WWI was a boon for the company and made the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill the town's largest employer. Today, using much of the original equipment, the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill is now one of the largest producers of wool bedding in the United States."

The mill also has a storefront, which is open daily.
Year built?: 1984

Is the mill or gin still in operation?: Yes

What is or was processed here?: Wool

Are tours available?: None offered, view from the outside only.

How is or was it powered?: Electricity

Related link to this waymark.: [Web Link]

What is it used as today?: Still in use as a mill and also a store

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