Chaffin Grist Mill ~ 402
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 37° 40.466 W 113° 03.060
12S E 319124 N 4171672
Quick Description: Grist mills, used for grinding grain to flour, were an essential industry for early settlements.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2011 5:46:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMB5QG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 7

Long Description:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 402
Erected 1977

Chaffin Grist Mill
In 1866 Louis R. Chaffin, at the request of
Apostle Erastus Snow, placed a girst mill in
Cedar City. His son, Henry, ran it until 1868
when Louis returned from "The Muddy." Adjoining
land was purchased in 1875. Excavation by Alva
Matheson proved the dirt floor basement to be
20 x 24 feet. Lava rock walls had an opening in
east end. Upper walls were adobe with wood roof.
Joseph Walker's history states he was working
in mill in 1881. Later it was destroyed by fire.
Three Cedar City Camps
Marker Name: Chaffin Grist Mill

Marker Number: 402

Marker Text:
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