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Lyman in Wayne County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The First Sawmill

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
1. The First Sawmill Marker
Inscription.  In 1877 William Wilson Morrell brought a water powered sawmill into Rabbit Valley (Fremont) from Kamas, Utah. The mill was located near Mill Meadows, three miles northeast of Fremont, and was operated successfully for several years by William, his sons Silas and Danial G. Brian. Logs were dragged by oxteam from Pole Canyon to the mill, and the milled lumber was used to build some of the first buildings in Rabbit Valley, much needed in the new settlement. When a serious accident disabled Silas, the mill was sold to Hans M. Hanson and Hiet E. Maxfield who operated it until it burned down. These mill wheels, bearing the manufacture date of 1862, were buried in the ground below Mill Meadow Reservoir. In August of 1972 they were rescued, restored, and brought to this site by Eldon Morrell, William's grandson, and several great grandsons.
 
Erected 1981 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 414.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 27.419′ N, 111° 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
2. The First Sawmill Marker
37.317′ W. Marker is in Lyman, Utah, in Wayne County. Marker is on South 300 West 0.1 miles south of West Center Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lyman UT 84749, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Public Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Fremont Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Allred Point (approx. 1.7 miles away); "Tragedy in the Desert" (approx. 3.9 miles away); Loa, Utah (approx. 4 miles away); First Wayne Stake Tithing Office (approx. 4 miles away); Loa Tithing Office (approx. 4 miles away); The First Grave (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lyman.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
3. The First Sawmill
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2019, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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