Fort Deseret


Erected as a defense against Pahvant Indians in the Black Hawk war, completed in 18 days by 98 men. Wm. S. Hawley and Isaac W. Pierce, Foremen; John W. Radford, Supt.

Opening celebration July 25, 1865.  The fort was 550 feet square with bastions at Northeast and Southwest corners and gates in the middle of each side.  The walls were made of adobe and straw mixed by the feet of oxen.  When completed they were 10 feet high,  3 feet wide at the base and 1 1/2 feet at the top, resting on a stone foundation.

Fanny Powell Cropper Camp" (text from monument)

Copyright: Calvin Jones
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11500x5750
Taken: 14/05/2011
Uploaded: 15/05/2011
Updated: 10/07/2014


Tags: fort; deseret; phavant indians; black hawk war; millard; utah
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