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On this site, in 1862 the first Cotton Factory was erected in the west. Designed and operated by William Marsden and owned by Ebenizer Hanks. Here the first ball of Cotton Yarn was made west of the Mississippi River.

Girls that worked in the cotton factory:

  • Caroline Newman (Mitchel)
  • Lura Marsden (Benson)
  • Maria Coombs (Taylor)
  • Caroline Mortenson (Durham)
  • Ellen Newman
  • Elizah Lewis (Fish)
  • Mary Mortenson (Wardell)
  • Amanda Dalton (Mortenson)
  • Annie Lewis (Whitney)
  • Ellen Hobbs
  • Christiann Scogard
  • Lizzie Hobbs
  • Hanna Taylor (Mickleman)
  • Lizzie Grimshaw (Benson)

Sons of Utah Pioneer Marker #216

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