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Nephi in Juab County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Old Mill Wheel

 
 
The Old Mill Wheel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
1. The Old Mill Wheel Marker
Inscription.  In 1859, John Hoile established a flour gristmill at First South between First and Second East. The mill consisted of a small one-story frame building. On June 20, 1870, the mill was bought by John Hague who operated it until he died in 1900. The mill sat idle until 1907 when it was purchased by the Juab Mill and Elevator Company. They immediately enlarged the mill's manufacturing capacity by adding a three-story brick structure.

This wheel is the third and last wheel used at the millsite. A wooden flume or millrace, raised 16 feet high on stilts, carried water from Salt Creek at a place between Third and Fourth East. The force of the flow turned the wheel which powered the whole mill. During the 1920s, the Juab Mill and Elevator Company bought the Nephi Mill and Manufacturing Company located at First North and Second West. From the time on, flour was milled at the Nephi Mill and Manufacturing Company, and the Old Mill operated as a feed mill, manufacturing poultry feed and chopping and grinding grain.

Activities came to an end at the original site in 1949 when both mills were sold.
 
Erected
The Old Mill Wheel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
2. The Old Mill Wheel Marker
1966 by Juab Company, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 499.)
 
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.
 
Location. 39° 42.456′ N, 111° 50.135′ W. Marker is in Nephi, Utah, in Juab County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and 100 South Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Marker is in city park on northeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nephi UT 84648, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Juab Co. Jail (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oscar M. Booth House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Schools (approx. 0.6 miles away); Salt Creek Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Burraston Ponds (approx. 6.2 miles away); Salt Creek Canyon Massacre (approx. 6.9 miles away); Mona Bicentennial Memorial Park (approx. 7.6 miles away); Old Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nephi.
 
The Old Mill Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
3. The Old Mill Wheel
The Old Mill Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
4. The Old Mill Wheel
The Old Mill Wheel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
5. The Old Mill Wheel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 421 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 11, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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