Lorin Farr Mill, Ogden, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 41° 14.541 W 111° 56.882
12T E 420561 N 4566094
Quick Description: The remnanta of Lorin Farr's former flour grist mill are located here.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2012 6:44:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMFQAC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Tharandter
Views: 5

Long Description:
Lorin Farr was born on July 27, 1820 in Waterford, Vermont. He joined the LDS church in 1832 and moved to Missouri where he lived with and became a bodyguard for Joseph Smith (of the Mormon Church) and later moved to Utah where he was instrumental in the establishment of Ogden. First building a Fort, later establishing the first grist and lumber mills in Weber County, he later becoming the first Mayor of Ogden.

The remains of the mill can still be seen here on Mill Creek, at Millstone Manor (Condominiums).

There is a sign that is in disrepair, which can still be read and says: "This is the site of the first grist mill in Weber County. This Flour mill was built in the fall of 1850 by Lorin Farr, first Mayor of Ogden. It continued operations until the late 1800s."
Current Status: Ruin

Current Use: Historical, and decorative

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