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Dundee in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dundee's Old Mill

 
 
Dundee's Old Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, January 7, 2017
1. Dundee's Old Mill Marker
Inscription. Dundee's first saw mill was built here in 1828, by Riley Ingersoll and Samuel and William Gale, on land acquired by William Remington, July 28, 1823. A brush and dirt dam was constructed across the River Raisin in 1827, by Riley Ingersoll and George Wilcox.

Sybrant Van Nest made it into a grist mill in 1832, and Alfred Wilkerson built the present three story mill about 1866.

Henry Ford restored and enlarged the mill in 1935, making Dundee's old mill the first of Ford's little factories.

Wolverine Fabricating & Manufacturing Company purchased the mill in 1954 and operated it until September 1970. On December 3, 1970, the Wolvering Company sold the mill and 13.8 acres of land to the Village of Dundee for $1.00, to be used and preserved for Dundee's future generations.
 
Erected by Monroe County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 57.32′ N, 83° 39.544′ W. Marker is in Dundee, Michigan, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Toledo Street and West Monroe Street (Michigan Highway 50), on the right when traveling south on Toledo Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 242 Toledo Street, Dundee MI 48131, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are
Dundee's Old Mill image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, January 7, 2017
2. Dundee's Old Mill
View of the mill and marker from the southeast.
within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dundee - Hub of the Highways (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Navarre - Anderson Trading Post (approx. 10.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Navarre - Anderson Trading Post (approx. 10.3 miles away); Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad (approx. 14 miles away); "War" With Happy Ending (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  History of The Dundee Old Mill. (Submitted on January 10, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Dundee's Old Mill image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, January 7, 2017
3. Dundee's Old Mill
Dundee's Old Mill and Riverwalk image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, January 7, 2017
4. Dundee's Old Mill and Riverwalk
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 120 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on January 10, 2017.
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