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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. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. Arthur's Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Milford's Water Works Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pettibone Creek Hydroelectric Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Ford Village Industry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phelps Saw Mill and Distillery
Wells Brothers Foundry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 14, 2014
2. Wells Brothers Foundry Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Motley Lights (approx. ¼ mile away); Milford Rural Agricultural School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wood-Hubbell House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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