Cedar City and Iron County are not running low on historical markers.  

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If you’re on the Coal Creek Trail walking path heading up Cedar Canyon, you’ll come across this historical marker erected in 1977. 

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According to the Historical Marker Database, in 1866 Louis R. Chaffin, at the request of Apostle Erastus Snow, placed a gristmill in Cedar City. The mill was destroyed by a fire sometime after 1881. 

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Also, on a side note, Erastus Snow is probably the most old-timey name I’ve ever heard. Okay, back to our regularly scheduled article. 

Excavation on the site was done by Alva Matheson and uncovered a dirt floor basement and lava rock walls with an opening at the East end as well as upper walls of adobe and a wood roof.  

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There you have it, the story of one of many historical markers in Cedar City. 

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