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

Millrace

1855

 
 
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By Andrew Johnson, September 20, 2018
1. Millrace Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  In 1855, upon the counsel of Brigham Young, Joseph Harker, with John and Samuel Bennion, hand-dug the lower ditch to irrigate the farmland on the river bottoms west of the Jordan River.

A small rock dam was constructed on the Jordan River at about 6300 South. Water was taken from the river at that point and came north to the park site. The ditch skirted the west and north boundaries of the park and then north to the mill.

In 1880, a new grist mill was constructed on the Jordan River near 4800 South. Water was taken from the Lower Ditch to power the mill and the name Millrace was applied to the ditch.
 
Erected 2005 by Sons of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 117.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 39.272′ N, 111° 55.476′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker can be reached from W 5400 S near Utah Route 173. Touch for map. Marker is in Millrace Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 W 5400 S, Salt Lake City UT 84123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Millrace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Johnson, September 20, 2018
2. Millrace Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. English Fort (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Old School House (approx. 1.4 miles away); Major General George P. Holm (approx. 2.3 miles away); Carlisle Family Historical Marker (approx. 2.3 miles away); Pony Express Station (approx. 2.4 miles away); Murray Smelting (approx. 2 miles away); West Jordan Industry (approx. 3.1 miles away); West Jordan Settlement (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Taylorsville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 21, 2018, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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