Ypsilanti Woolen Mill Company Historical

Ypsilanti Woolen Mill Company Historical (HM1XKW)

Location: Ypsilanti, MI 48198 Washtenaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 14.765', W 83° 36.595'

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522 North Huron

In 1827, a sawmill was built on the Huron River just south of Forest Avenue. Later a grist mill was built on the site and finally in 1839, the Eagle Flouring Mill was constructed there. It burned in 1856.

In the early 1860s, the Ypsilanti Woolen Mill Company was doing a thriving business in a new building which was five stories tall on one side and three stories tall on the other. Painted in the east side of the structure was a lady in her long underwear waving a banner in her outstretched arms. Somewhat shocking in those days, she attracted considerable attention from the railroad passengers passing through Ypsilanti.

Marshall Fields of Chicago was the largest wholesale customer of the unionsuit. One of England's Queen Victoria's sons would only wear Ypsilanti Underwear.

The Company's motto, "If love grows cold, do not despair, there is always Ypsilanti Underwear."

In Michigan: Between 1830 and 1840, Michigan grew faster than any other state or territory in the United States. On June 24, 1935, Michigan delegates wrote Michigan's Constitution even though it wasn't yet considered a state by Congress.

American Events: Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876. The Edison Electric Light Company was formed in 1878.

by Great Lakes National Bank
Year Placed1998
Placed ByDepot Town Association
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Date Added Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 284680 N 4680397
Decimal Degrees42.24608333, -83.60991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.765', W 83° 36.595'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 45.9" N, 83° 36' 35.7" W
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Area Code(s)734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29 E Cross St, Ypsilanti MI 48198, US
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