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Stony Creek

Stony Creek The In many early villages and towns, mill ponds were created by damming streams, creeks, and rivers to build up a reserve of water. Millers controlled a release that directed some of the water through channels toward their mills. The water then turned a water wheel that powered the mill machinery as it does today for the Loranger Gristmill and Plymouth Carding Mill in Greenfield Village. Stony Creek

The Greenfield Village Stony Creek was formed in 2003 as part of the restoration of the village. The mill pond is part of the village’s storm water management system, which serves to cleans water and improves the village’s wetlands on its way to the Rouge River Watershed.

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