Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Provo in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Provo Woolen Mills

 
 
Provo Woolen Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Provo Woolen Mills Marker
Inscription.  In 1870-72, four rods north of this site, Provo Woolen Factory was built at a cost of $155,000. Main building was stone, 65 x 145 ft., 4 stories high; another was 33 x 134 ft., 2 1/2 stories. A county court house built on this block in 1867 and John Taylor’s Flour Mill became part of the plant. These properties, workmen, and materials were obtained by issuing stock. Machinery installed costing $75,000. Employees were paid in factory scrip. First cloth dyed by H.B. Smart, produced in 1873. It was the largest manufacturer of woolen fabrics west of Mississippi River. Jesse Knight purchased the mills in 1910 and operation continued until 1932.
 
Erected 1964 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 296.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 40° 14.132′ N, 111° 39.641′ W. Marker is in Provo, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on North 100 West, on the right when traveling
Provo Woolen Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Provo Woolen Mills Marker
Click or scan to see
this page online
south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 125 North 100 West, Provo UT 84601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 104 West Center (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 110-120 West Center (about 600 feet away); The Knight Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Place of Gathering (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brigham Young Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Utah County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Escalante Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Provo's Liberty Bell (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Provo.
 
Provo Woolen Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Provo Woolen Mills Marker
Marker is on the right by pole.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=149098

Paid Advertisement
May. 17, 2021