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Benson Grist Mill

(Stansbury Park UT) The restored historic Benson Grist Mill operated from 1854 to the 1940s processing wheat and corn for settlers in the Tooele Valley. A park developed around it includes other structures moved onto the site. Benson Grist Mill There were cabins like the Forsyth Pioneer Cabin built in 1872, a windmill, a smaller […]

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Tintic Mining District

(Eureka UT) About 120 mines operated in this area from 1869 to 1917, and some until 1995. It was considered one of the most important areas for mining, producing an estimated $180 million to a half billion in ore; silver, gold, copper, zinc, lead, and others. Tintic Mining District – Ruins It all started in […]

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Pioneer Charcoal Kilns

(Leamington UT) These two ovens operated from 1882 to 1895 producing charcoal. It was an important fuel then. Trees were harvested from nearby canyons, prepped and hauled in, and then stacked densely inside. A slow burn made for good charcoal. Similar beehive style kilns have been seen in several places on my journey. Pioneer Charcoal […]

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