Hanks Silk Mill

Hanks Silk Mill (HM1HRY)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48124 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.379', W 83° 13.765'

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Silk comes from silkworm, which is really a caterpillar. One cocoon contains a single strand of silk up to 1,000 yards long.
Workers spent tedious hours here, tending to the silkworms and spinning thread from their cocoons. The Hanks family ran this mill, which is believed to be the first water powered silk mill in the United States. The thread they made in this mill was sold across the country. They later moved to a larger mill, where they continued to make thread until the 1920s. Built in 1812 near Mansfield, Connecticut.
Placed ByThe Henry Ford
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Date Added Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 3:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 316248 N 4686194
Decimal Degrees42.30631667, -83.22941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.379', W 83° 13.765'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 22.74" N, 83° 13' 45.9" W
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Area Code(s)313, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 444 Bagley Ave, Dearborn MI 48124, US
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