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

Gunsolly Carding Mill

and the Rouge River's Rich History

 
 
Gunsolly Carding Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 18, 2019
1. Gunsolly Carding Mill Marker
Inscription.  
For many years, wool was processed here.
The Gunsolly Carding Mill operated here from 1851 to 1890, using Rouge River waterpower and machinery to process and untangle wool for spinning into yarn. Nearby villages of Plymouth and Newburgh were important wool markets, and many people came with wool from their sheep, including young Henry Ford and his father. When the land became part of Hines Park in 1928, Henry Ford bought the mill building and moved it to Dearborn. Today the Gunsolly Carding Mill can be visited at The Henry Ford, where it is part of Greenfield Village.

You Auto Know
In the 1800s, wool production and processing was one of the largest industries in Plymouth, Michigan.
 
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 42° 22.705′ N, 83° 27.312′ W. Marker is near Plymouth, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Edward N Hines
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By Photo courtesy of Wayne County Parks.
2. Upper left image
Hines Park, 1940. Here, along the Rouge River, was the original site of the Gunsolly Carding Mill before it was moved to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan.
Drive 0.4 miles south of Wilcox Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plymouth MI 48170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roadside Development (approx. 0.7 miles away); Plymouth (approx. 0.8 miles away); Baker House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Wilcox House (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Conner Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Plymouth United Savings Bank (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rose of Aberlone (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Penniman Buildings (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plymouth.
 
Also see . . .  Gunsolly Carding Mill. Information about and pictures of the mill on The Henry Ford's website. (Submitted on July 22, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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Photo from the collections of The Henry Ford.
3. Center image
Gusolly Mill wool-carding machinery at the mill's location at Greenfield Village, 1929.
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Photo from the collections of The Henry Ford.
4. Upper right image
Gunsolly Mill after reconstruction at Greenfield Village, 1929.
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Photo from the collections of The Henry Ford.
5. Lower right image
Gunsolly Mill being recontructed at Greenfield Village, 1929. Under the direction of Ford's architect, Edward Cutl;er, the mill was diassembled board by board and rebuilt at Greenfield Village.
Gunsolly Carding Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 18, 2019
6. Gunsolly Carding Mill Marker
Marker is in front of the Gunsolly Mill Recreation Area comfort station in Hines Park. (View looking north.)
 

More. Search the internet for Gunsolly Carding Mill.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 22, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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