Spotlight on historic sites

Heber C. Kimball Gristmill

In 1983, when Bountiful, Utah, city and county crews were building a catch basin following severe flooding, they unearthed two large millstones in a flood control area where the Heber C. Kimball Gristmill once stood. A small tree they were attempting to pull up proved extremely stubborn and they found it had grown up through the center of one of the stones. In 1990, the South Davis Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers dedicated a monument marking the location of the gristmill. The monument, on the corner of Mill Street and Orchard Drive near Bountiful High School, consists of a plaque, the millstones and stone models of the mill.