The BLM relocated and reconstructed the mill in one of the largest historic preservation projects the organization ever attempted. Shortly after the turn of the century, Edwin Thatcher Wolverton, a mining engineer from Maine, came to Utah to look for gold in the Henry Mountains. For 12 long years he searched for Spanish mines and even filed several claims. Wolverton built the mill to process the ore he anticipated mining - and the mill did in fact process some ore, but not much. Wolverton abandoned the mill in 1929. Wolverton Mill is truly a unique creation because it combined the functions of wood cutting and ore crushing. The self-guided tour of the mill is a real lesson in pioneer ingenuity and takes only a few minutes.