FIRST SETTLEMENT FAMILIES OF NANKIN TOWNSHIP
SATURDAY, JUNE 20
Local settlers Marcus Swift and William Osband brought their families to wilds
in 1825. They became prominent figures in the formation of Nankin township,
building the first
schools, churches, anti-slavery societies and homes. Their lives are a
fascinating story of
perseverance in the face of many hardships.
Talk runs from 1 -
2:30 p.m. Cost is $2 per person for Wayne County residents. Please reserve a
spot by calling 734-261-1990.
Click photos for larger view. Each photo shows two cards.
Nankin Mills Note Cards
The Friends of Nankin Mills has boxed sets of note cards available with photos of Nankin Mills taken around 1918, when Henry Ford purchased the mill. Each box contains eight cards (four views) and nine envelopes. Inside of the cards is blank.
Cost is now only $5.00, including postage. All proceeds benefit the mill. Please make checks payable to
Friends of Nankin Mills and send to: Friends of Nankin Mills,
c/o Nankin Mills Interpretive Center,
33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland, MI 48185
on Nankin Mills
Nankin Mills in Westland, Michigan dates from 1842. Once a grist mill, it now serves as an interpretive center and tells the area's cultural and natural history. The building was once owned by Henry Ford who manufactured auto parts.
The Friends of Nankin Mills has worked with Wayne County Parks since 1987, to preserve this historic mill and ensure it remains an important community resource.
The Interpretive Center is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. There is no admission charge.
Questions concerning Wayne County Parks (like picnic area rentals) should be
directed to 734-261-1990 Monday - Saturday.
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