Wolverton Mill


Wolverton Mill

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This restored mill is such a great site because it is right on your way and only takes a few minutes and is fun to look at on the inside.


The Wolverton Mill

It is more a piece of art than it is a histoic site. The fine details all restored and showcased.


Inside Mill details

Looking inside gives you an idea of just how creative these pioneers were. The BLM must be commended becasue they brought the mill off the Henry Mountains and restored it to this fine historic site.


The Wolverton Mill – Hanksville, UtahThe BLM relocated and reconstructed the mill in one of the largest historic preservation projects the organization ever attempted. The restored mill can be found in the southwest corner of Hanksville, behind the BLM office.Shortly after the turn of the century, Edwin Thatcher Wolverton, a mining engineer from Maine, came to Utah to look for gold in the Henry Mountains. For 12 long years he searched for Spanish mines and even filed several claims. Wolverton built the mill to process the ore he anticipated mining – and the mill did in fact process some ore, but not much. Wolverton abandoned the mill in 1929.Wolverton Mill is truly a unique creation because it combined the functions of wood cutting and ore crushing. The self-guided tour of the mill is a real lesson in pioneer ingenuity and takes only a few minutes.


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