Michigan's Oldest Woolen Mill - Frankenmuth, MI
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu
N 43° 19.750 W 083° 44.370
17T E 277898 N 4801014
Quick Description: A sign describing the history of Michigan's oldest continuously operated woolen mill
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2021 8:36:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM14RJD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
This historical sign is located outside of Frankenmuth Woolen Mill, located on South Main Street in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

According to a sign on the north side of the building, "A Michigan Centennial Business, the Frankenmuth Woolen Mill is recognized as the oldest, continuously operated woolen mill in Michigan. 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.
Group that erected the marker: Frankenmuth Woolen Mill

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: [Web Link]

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
570 South Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI USA
48734


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