Pioneer Silk Industry
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
N 40° 44.767 W 111° 50.333
12T E 429178 N 4510912
Quick Description: In 1867 Paul A. Schettler, an ardent supporter of the silk industry in Utah, acquired this land and planted five acres in mulberry trees, the leaves of which were used to feed silk worms....
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 10/29/2007 12:11:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM2G8A
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member hobbycachegirl
Views: 30

Long Description:
In 1867 Paul A. Schettler, an ardent supporter of the silk industry in Utah, acquired this land and planted five acres in mulberry trees, the leaves of which were used to feed silk worms. He built two cocooneries near this location. Elizabeth Von Bergen (Beck), a Swiss weaver, came from France to operate the looms installed by Schettler. Several types of looms were used.
Marker Name: Pioneer Silk Industry

Marker Type: City

Addtional Information:
Location: 1800 E Herbert Avenue SALT LAKE CITY , 84105 SALT LAKE County


County: Salt Lake

City: Salt Lake City

Group Responsible for Placement: Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Date Dedicated: 7/13/1941

Marker Number: 73

Web link(s) for additional information:
http://history.utah.gov/apps/markers/detailed_results.php?markerid=2083


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