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The Historic Nielson Grist Mill

Historical Sites

Located on State Highway 24 outside of Bicknell, Utah (about 11 miles from Capitol Reef National Park), The Historic Nielson Grist Mill was constructed in 1898 to provide the weary farmers of Wayne County the means to locally sort and grind the grain they produced. Powered entirely by water, the mill served the area until 1948!

Over the years, the mill has fallen into a sorry state. In fact, it may have collapsed had it not taken the interest of an exceptional man passing in a car. Today, through his efforts and the efforts of many individuals, the Nielson Mill is being stabilized and preserved. The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers are currently erecting a monument near the mill to remind everyone of the pioneer heritage of the area.

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