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Manti Fort Gristmill

Manti, Utah 1854

 

— Replicated in 1997 —

 
Manti Fort Gristmill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
1. Manti Fort Gristmill Marker
Photo caption: The water wheel on the Manti Fort Gristmill is an example of an overshot wheel. This type of wheel uses both the momentum from the flowing water and also the gravity from the weight of the water for additional energy.
Inscription.  The Manti Gristmill, which ground grain into flour, was originally constructed at the mouth of Manti's City Creek Canyon in 1850. Three years later after a fire burned the mill down, surviving parts were moved and installed in a new mill built inside the Manti Fort. The mill was a one-and-a half story building made of limestone and held two sets of mill stones powered by a waterwheel.
 
Erected by This Is The Place Foundation. (Marker Number 42.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 40° 45.292′ N, 111° 48.82′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from Sunnyside Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2601 Sunnyside Avenue South, Salt Lake City UT 84108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Atkin Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Handcarts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deseret Telegraph Office
Manti Fort Gristmill and Water Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
2. Manti Fort Gristmill and Water Wheel
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(about 300 feet away); Edward Snelgrove Boot Shop (about 400 feet away); Niels and Josephine Anderson Home (about 400 feet away); Early Monuments (about 400 feet away); Dinwoodey Pottery Shop (about 400 feet away); Godbe-Pitts & Company Drugstore (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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May. 14, 2021