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

North Jordan Canal

 
 
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By Dawn Bowen, June 19, 2007
1. North Jordan Canal Marker
Inscription. Gardner Mill and Mill Pond, 1915. The Garder Mill was built next to a natural pond which was a much used pioneer and later day picnic and recreation area until it was drained in the 1950ís. Note Midvale Smelter in the background.

Utahís First Important Canal In Archibald and Robert Gardner dug a millrace diverting water from the Jordan River approximately 2.5 miles south of the Gardner Mill. The canal water was first used as millrace for the Gradner Mill. The flowing water turned a fifteen foot water wheel that provided the power for grinding the wheat into flour. The Garder Mill was in constant use until its closure in 1970. During 1853-1857, construction of the North Jordan Canal extended water to the Bennion area where it provided irrigation for agriculture. Today, most of the water in the canal is used in connection with flotation operations of Kennecott Copper facilities at Magna, Utah.
 
Location. 40° 36.544′ N, 111° 55.451′ W. Marker is in West Jordan, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on 7800 South, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 W 7800 North, West Jordan UT 84088, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Marker along canal image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 19, 2007
2. Marker along canal
flies. West Jordan Settlement (here, next to this marker); West Jordan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Jordan Pioneer Church (about 500 feet away); Utah Idaho Sugar Factory (approx. one mile away); Salt Lake and Utah Railroad (approx. one mile away); The Old School House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mingo Smelter (approx. 2.4 miles away); South Jordan Settlement (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Jordan.
 
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North Jordan Canal image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 19, 2007
3. North Jordan Canal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,692 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 28, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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