The Old Fort - 253
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Mooroid
N 40° 30.910 W 111° 24.771
12T E 465025 N 4485020
Quick Description: The Old Fort
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2011 4:42:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMBCXT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 4

Long Description:
THE OLD FORT In 1858 a group of men came from Provo, surveyed the valley into 20 acre plots and selected the townsite of Heber. The following winter twenty families stayed here. As protection from the Indians they built a fort 1 block south and 1 block west from this site. Homes built of cottonwood logs and joined together formed the outside walls of the fort. A schoolhouse 20 by 40 feet was built within the fort with two fireplaces and a stage. The building also served for church and socials. In 1860 the fort was enlarged to house forty-four families. Plaque B: (On left) Elizabeth Carlile Jean Clotworth George Carlile John Crook John Carlile William Davidson James Carlile James Davis C. N. Carroll Richard Jones Plaque C: (On right) John Jordan Alex Sessions John Lee Bradford Sessions James Laird John Sessions Hyrum Oaks Charles Thomas Thomas Rasband Elisha Thomas.
Marker Name: The Old Fort

Marker Number: 253

Marker Text:
THE OLD FORT In 1858 a group of men came from Provo, surveyed the valley into 20 acre plots and selected the townsite of Heber. The following winter twenty families stayed here. As protection from the Indians they built a fort 1 block south and 1 block west from this site. Homes built of cottonwood logs and joined together formed the outside walls of the fort. A schoolhouse 20 by 40 feet was built within the fort with two fireplaces and a stage. The building also served for church and socials. In 1860 the fort was enlarged to house forty-four families. Plaque B: (On left) Elizabeth Carlile Jean Clotworth George Carlile John Crook John Carlile William Davidson James Carlile James Davis C. N. Carroll Richard Jones Plaque C: (On right) John Jordan Alex Sessions John Lee Bradford Sessions James Laird John Sessions Hyrum Oaks Charles Thomas Thomas Rasband Elisha Thomas.


Visit Instructions:
To log a 'visit' for waymarks in this category tell of your visit, any insights, new things you learned, etc... and if possible post photos.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest D.U.P. Historic Markers
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
The Pirate King visited The Old Fort - 253 7/3/2012 The Pirate King visited it
Chasing Blue Sky visited The Old Fort - 253 9/6/2011 Chasing Blue Sky visited it
The_Simpsons visited The Old Fort - 253 6/18/2011 The_Simpsons visited it
Mooroid visited The Old Fort - 253 5/7/2011 Mooroid visited it

View all visits/logs