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East Milcreek in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pioneer Flour-Mill Site

 
 
Pioneer Flour-Mill Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted
1. Pioneer Flour-Mill Site Marker
Inscription.  445 feet west of this monument is the site of the pioneer flour mill erected in the spring of 1848 by John Neff, 1847 Pioneer, the burrs were bought by him at winter quarters from Brigham Young at whose request they were brought to Utah. The granite block in the monument is part of one of the mill stones.
The mill began operations in March, 1848, and was the first in the valley to produce refined flour.
The builder, noted for his humanitarianism, refused $1.00 a pound for flour, from emigrants to California, selling it to the needy poor at 6 cents a pound and frequently giving it to those unable to buy.
 
Erected 1936 by Descendants of John Neff, Sr., East Mill Creek Betterment League and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 64.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 40° 41.794′ N, 111° 
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48.912′ W. Marker is in East Milcreek, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of East 3435 South Street and South 2700 East Street, on the right when traveling east on East 3435 South Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2673 East 3435 South Street, Salt Lake City UT 84109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Legacy of the Black Pioneer (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dudler's Inn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dudler's Wine Cellar (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sandstone Wall & Aquaduct (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gardner's Saw Mill (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. Mark’s / Westminster School of Nursing (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Old Sugar House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Calder's Park (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Restored by the Mills Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers on July 24, 2007
 
Pioneer Flour-Mill Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tyler Thorsted
2. Pioneer Flour-Mill Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2020, by Tyler Thorsted of Orem, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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