Music, dancing and live animals make the third annual Benson Gristmill Pageant an "unforgettable music experience," according to organizers.
The show is Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 6-8, and Monday to Thursday, Aug. 10-Aug. 13, at the Historic Benson Gristmill just northwest of Stansbury Park in Tooele County. All shows begin at 8:30 p.m., with preshow activities starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3 per person.The pageant's story centers on the building of Tooele's gristmill and sawmill. In 1850, Ezra Taft Benson, great-grandfather of the former LDS prophet with the same name, was instructed by Brigham Young to build the structures. Benson then asked who would help, and four brothers from the Lee family responded. The descendants of the Lee brothers still live in Tooele County, and one of whom, Maxine T. Grimm, wrote the pageant's original story.
To get to the Benson Gristmill, take I-80 west to U-36. Travel south on U-36 and turn right on U-138. The gristmill is a few blocks on U-138.
Call 1-435-882-7678 for tickets and information.