Plymouth Michigan Historic Downtown

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Plymouth Michigan is a town about 20 miles west of Detroit, Michigan.  It is halfway between Downtown Detroit and Ann Arbor, and a short hop to Detroit Metro Airport.  What is special about Plymouth is that it has a central park (Kellogg Park) that the city circles around.  Kellog Park is faced on 3 sides by old commercial builidings.

Plymouth was first settled in 1825 and only became a city in 1932.  One of Plymouth's claim to fame is that the Daisy Air Rifle company started here.  Plymouth was the BB Gun capital of the world or the "air rifle capital of the world"   In 1886, Plymouth native Clarence Hamilton invented a rough model of the soon to be Daisy BB Gun. It was a combination of metal and wire, vaguely resembling a gun that could fire a lead ball using compressed air. Lewis Cass Hough, then president of the firm Plymouth Iron Windmill, gave it a try and, after his first shot, enthusiastically exclaimed, "Boy, that's a daisy!"

They gave the BB gun went as a gift when a farmers bought a windmill. The gun was such a huge success that Plymouth Iron Windmill soon began manufacturing the BB gun in place of windmills! Nine years later they cahnged the name from Plymouth Iron Windmill to Daisy Manufacturing Company, Inc.  Over 8 million pump action rifles (model 250 and the most popular model the Red Ryder model sold over 1 million units in 1949.  An unbelievable number at that time!

Below is a home of one of the founders.  This home sits to the east of the park just down the street from the Penn Theatre.                             

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They are now building condos where the old Daisy factory sat and they kept one wall of the old factory up.  Daisy moved out of state in 1958.

Take a quick walking tour with me and see what else Downtown Plymouth Michigan has to offer.  If you are relocating to Michigan this area is one spot you want to check out. Penn Theatre Plymouth Michigan

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Melissa Grant
A Serendipity World - Greenbackville, VA
The Law of Attraction In Life & Business
Thank you for bringing a piece of your history to us ! This was great !
Mar 30, 2008 11:05 PM #1
Virginia Tatseos
Stage-Show-Sell - Bloomfield Township, MI

I love Plymouth.  It has all the charm of the New England towns.

Gret posting,   Hope you give us more on the events going on

Mar 31, 2008 03:19 AM #2
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

A small town but has some significant historical references.  If we find someone interested in authentic BB guns then we'll know where to send them to.

Aug 28, 2008 05:32 AM #3
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