Kids day out in Benson Grist MIll

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325 State Rd 138
Stansbury Park UT

About Benson Grist MIll

For those of you who like to take a step back in time, Benson Grist MillTooele County's Benson Grist Mill is the sight that can't be missed.

Located in northern Tooele Valley beside a spring-fed pond, the Benson Gristmill was made of rock and wood by skilled pioneer artisans over 150 years ago. The mastery of their construction methods is easily seen inside the mill where wooden pegs were pounded into massive wooden beams.

From 1854 to the 1940's, the Benson Mill processed wheat and corn by the ton.  The milling equipment can be seen inside the mill during the tour.

The site was known as Benson's Mill as early as 1849.  Thomas Lee and other members of the Lee family were hired to oversee the construction of the Grist Mill which was completed in 1854.

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