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Martinsville Cider Mill

Martinsville Cider Mill Cider was the most popular drink in the United States in the 1800’s. 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-1800’s 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. Martinsville Cider Mill

In 1942, Henry Ford’s 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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