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Near Tuba City in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Arizona's First Woolen Mill

 
 
Arizona's First Woolen Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 17, 2016
1. Arizona's First Woolen Mill Marker
Inscription.
Near here in 1879
Mormon Colonists Built
Arizona's First Woolen Mill

Hoping to utilize Hopi and Navajo wool and labor, the Mormons intended to build a new industry to supply the early settlers. The 192-spindle mill operated only a short time, its abandonment signaling failure of the missionary movement among the Hopi's.
Text from 'Historical markers within the Arizona Department of Transportation right of way' April 1, 1997. Prepared by: Roadside Development Section
 
Erected 1965 by Arizona Development Board and Arizona Highway Department.
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 36° 6.521′ N, 111° 13.111′ W. Marker was near Tuba City, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker was on Arizona Route 264 at milepost 323, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Tuba City AZ 86045, United States of America.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNative Americans
 
Arizona's First Woolen Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 17, 2016
2. Arizona's First Woolen Mill Marker
Arizona's First Woolen Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 17, 2016
3. Arizona's First Woolen Mill Marker
View east on highway 264.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 25, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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