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Taylor in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Water-Powered Mill

 
 
Water-Powered Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., May 13, 2016
1. Water-Powered Mill Marker
Inscription. The Waterwheel, invented centuries ago, was the first mechanical device used to harness power. It even powered early Ford manufacturing plants in this region. Gristmills were used to make various flours and cornmeal. Sawmills were used to produce lumber. This water-powered mill replica was built by Taylor citizens in a volunteer effort.
 
Location. 42° 12.862′ N, 83° 15.116′ W. Marker is in Taylor, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Pardee Road 0.3 miles north of Northline Road. Click for map. The mill is located with the historical buildings at the southwest corner of Heritage Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12111 Pardee Road, Taylor MI 48180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taylor Heritage School (within shouting distance of this marker); Hand Train Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Fitz's Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); The Greenwald Herkimer House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coan Lake (about 500 feet away); West Mound Church (about 600 feet away); The Sell/Schonsheck House (about 600 feet away); Town Hall (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Taylor.
 
Also see . . .
Water-Powered Mill image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., May 13, 2016
2. Water-Powered Mill
 Water Mill. The water-powered mill on the City of Taylor's website. (Submitted on May 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Additional comments.
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The Ecology Center is housed in the mill.
    — Submitted May 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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