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Looking Back: Mount Clemens, May 23, 1914

May 21, 2014

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May 23, 1914, was a day to celebrate in Mount Clemens because it was the ground-breaking day for the new Mount Clemens Pottery Company. The pottery company first offered 125 new jobs to the community, eventually growing to 500 jobs. Mount Clemens Pottery was the pioneer home of the process of continuous firing of dinnerware. Charles E. Doll started this state-of-the-art facility using tunnel kilns that operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The largest portion of dinnerware went to Kresge stores nationwide.

From Kim Parr, director of the Macomb County Historical Society and Crocker House Museum

Do you own a piece of Mount Clemens history? Send us your historically significant photos from around town, and we may be able to feature them in an upcoming edition of Looking Back. Email your photos and information to Julie Snyder at or call (586) 498-1039.

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