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Utah's First Fort - 295
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
N 40° 45.671 W 111° 53.994
12T E 424044 N 4512636
Quick Description: On this ten acre square during the years 1847-1849 stood the first fort, historic Mormon bastion, sometimes called the "Plymouth Rock of the West." Homes were erected of logs or adobe, side by side, with the rear walls forming a...
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 4/28/2008 11:26:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM3P6D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PeanutsParents
Views: 22

Long Description:
On this ten acre square during the years 1847-1849 stood the first fort, historic Mormon bastion, sometimes called the "Plymouth Rock of the West." Homes were erected of logs or adobe, side by side, with the rear walls forming a protective barrier; enclosed by a nine foot mud wall. By December 1847, over two thousand people were living in the fort which was extended one block north and one block south. The first school convened here in October 1847. A bowery, built in the center, served as a meeting place. Within its walls Anglo Saxon civilization was first brought to the Great Basin and the ensign of our Republic raised over this domain, then Mexican territory. Here, on December 9, 1848, the first petition to establish self government in the Rocky Mountain West was signed. It became a public park July 24, 1898.
Marker Name: Utah's First Fort

Marker Number: 295

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