Wolverton Mill, Hanksville, Utah

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On our way north from Capitol Reef we stopped at a BLM visitor center to view the Wolverton Mill, a historic gold mining operation.  The mill was located in the nearby Henry Mountains and has been relocated and recreated here in Hanksville.  The only original part of the mill is the impressive overshot water wheel and some of the iron fittings for the wheel and the crushing mill.  We only have this one picture but here’s a link to the BLM information handout on Wolverton Mill.  It’s amazing to see what people accomplished in an era that we often consider as void of technology.

The Wolverton Mill

P. S. I know someone is going to mention it so right from the better writing skills guide “A historic is more common in online writing, but both usages are sufficiently common to be considered correct”. 🙂


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