Near Glendale in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
United Order Woolen Mill
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.
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.
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. Marker is 2 blocks north of Lydia's Canyon turn-off, north of Glendale. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glendale UT 84729, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Millstones (approx. 1˝ miles away); Glendale Orientation Center (approx. 1˝ 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 403 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.