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Near Glendale in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

United Order Woolen Mill

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
1. United Order Woolen Mill Marker
Inscription. Built in the spring of 1882, the woolen factory was in operation until 1890. It was built under the direction of the United Order Board. Thomas Chamberlain, Bishop and President of the Board.
The machinery was run by waterpower. Yarn, batting and cloth were made with the best wool selected for the yarn. More yarn was made than cloth. Three thousand one hundred and sixty-four yards of cloth were woven during 1889. The women's clothes were made mostly of linsey, which is part wool and part cotton. Most of the women's wedding dresses during the Order were made of cloth woven in the factory. The men's suits were made of all wool. Very little cotton cloth was made here.
On the lower floor were four looms along the south side with warping bars in the northwest corner. This left a large space for meetings and dances. On the second floor were carding machines along the south side, spinners along the north and four or five looms for making sheets. The third floor held the picker, called the devil, which picked the wool to pieces.
The original building was located 300 feet northeast of this marker.
 
Erected 1990 by Orderville Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 451.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker
United Order Woolen Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
2. United Order Woolen Mill Marker
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Location. 37° 20.511′ N, 112° 36.308′ W. Marker is near Glendale, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is on U.S. 89 at milepost 91.5, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is 2 blocks north of Lydia's Canyon turn-off, north of Glendale. Marker is in this post office area: Glendale UT 84729, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millstones (approx. 1.5 miles away); Glendale Orientation Center (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Berry Family (approx. 1.7 miles away); Glendale (approx. 1.9 miles away); Orderville Bell (approx. 4.9 miles away); Old Rock Schoolhouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); United Order Industries (approx. 4.9 miles away); Cemetery at Orderville (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendale.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
United Order Woolen Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
3. United Order Woolen Mill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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