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Milford in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Wells Brothers Foundry

 
 
Wells Brothers Foundry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2014
1. Wells Brothers Foundry Marker
Inscription.
In 1865 Philip F. and D. Webster Wells moved their foundry, then called the Milford Furnace, from North Main Street to this site after experiencing problems with the water power at the former site (a water power their father had developed). Their dam was just east of the Main Street Bridge. They manufactured cultivators and other foundry products until 1910, when the foundry was torn down.

 
Erected 1991 by Pettibone Creek Chapter No, 777 and The Michigan State Organization of the Questers.
 
Location. 42° 35.218′ N, 83° 36.022′ W. Marker is in Milford, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on South Main Street near Water Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 South Main Street, Milford MI 48381, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Phelps Saw Mill and Distillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); The Village Of Highland Station (approx. 3.7 miles away); Pettibone Creek Mills (approx. 3.9 miles away); Haven Hill Carriage House
Wells Brothers Foundry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2014
2. Wells Brothers Foundry Marker
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Edsel Ford's Leadership (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Haven Hill Getaway (approx. 4.2 miles away); Haven Hill Lodge (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Milford.
 
Also see . . .  Milford Historic Monuments, Markers and Signage - Milford Historical Society. Around the Village and Township of Milford, Michigan there are many different types of markers, monuments and signage that mark various sites of some historic significance. Some of this signage was put in place by local governmental bodies and some by private groups, like the Milford Historical Society and the local Pettibone Creek Chapter of Questers International. Some of it exists within cemeteries or parks. (Submitted on November 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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