Grist Mill was built in 1854 in Lake Point, which was then
known as Twin Springs Creek. It was built to serve the early Mormon
settlers in Tooele County. In 1855 the mill site community became
known as Richville and served as the Tooele County seat until 1861.
A tannery and sawmill were also built nearby. After sitting idle
for more than 40 years, restoration of the mill began in 1983 to
preserve the mill site for present and future generations. Restoration
of the mill, which is widely recognized as one of the more intact
pioneer era industrial buildings in Utah, is an ongoing process,
captivating the interest of visitors from many parts of the world.
The Benson Grist Mill was hailed as the most significant structural
landmark between Salt Lake City and Reno, Nevada when it was placed
on the National Register of Historic Sites in 1972.
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