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Springville in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First Mills in Utah County

 
 
First Mills in Utah County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
1. First Mills in Utah County Marker
Inscription.  In 1851, Jacob Houtz, James Porter, and Edward Hall built and operated a flour mill near here. Norton Jacobs, the first miller, made and installed the machinery.
in 1860, Jacob Houtz and William Bringhurst built a woolen mill one third mile north west. In 1863, with the aid of William Jackson Stewart, cotton looms were installed. Cotton from Dixie was used. The mill was sold to James Whitemead in 1880 who changed it to a woolen mill. The mill operated until destroyed by fire in 1914.
 
Erected 1940 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers of Springville. (Marker Number 63.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 40° 10.905′ N, 111° 36.617′ W. Marker is in Springville, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springville UT 84663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Springville's First Camp Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Nephi & Annie Kindred House (approx. one mile away); Provo’s Name Has an Interesting History (approx. 1.1 miles away); Springville Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); Caffrey & Davis Furniture Company / Senior Hotel (approx. 1.3 miles away); Springville High School Art Gallery (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Nuttall Spring (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fremont Cottonwood (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springville.
 
First Mills in Utah County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
2. First Mills in Utah County Marker
First Mills in Utah County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
3. First Mills in Utah County Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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