Arizona's First Woolen Mill

Arizona's First Woolen Mill (HM1SDT)

Location: Tuba City, AZ 86045 Coconino County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 6.521', W 111° 13.111'

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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
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HM NumberHM1SDT
Year Placed1965
Placed ByArizona Development Board and Arizona Highway Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees36.10868333, -111.21851667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 6.521', W 111° 13.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 6' 31.26" N, 111° 13' 6.66" W
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Area Code(s)928
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near AZ-264, Tuba City AZ 86045, US
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