(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.
There were cabins like the Forsyth Pioneer Cabin built in 1872, a windmill, a smaller mill moved there, a ‘Home-on-the-Range’ trailer used by remote shepherds, a barn, a Blacksmith Shop, a Country Store, and antique equipment.
Tours are offered when volunteers are available, and special events are held throughout the year. It is closed during winter, and opens in mid-June. It was not open when I visited, but the groundskeeper was at work and let me in to get photos.
Too bad I didn’t get to go inside the buildings. I suspect it would have been interesting and a good history lesson.
Camp: Wasatch-Cache NF-Willow Canyon boondock
Scene: Mill, historic buildings