Martinsville Cider Mill
Cider was the most popular drink in the United States in the 1800s. Many farmers grew apples trees during that time and took their apples to a mill like this one in a nearby town to turn their apples into cider.
Cider mills began to dot the countryside in the mid-1800s as machines replaced human and
animal-powered methods for processing food. The cider mills were used to grind apples into pulp and
press pulp into liquid.
In 1942, Henry Fords architect designed this cider mill to house the 19th century cider equipment originally used in a cider mill in Martinsville, Michigan.
The Martinsville Cider Mill operates in September and October, making fresh cider for the
visitors of the village.
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