Fort Utah

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Ft. Utah on the Timpanogas (1850)

Fort Utah was the original settlement at Provo, Utah, and was established March 12, 1849. The original settlers were President John S. Higbee, and about 30 families or 150 persons that were sent from Salt Lake City to Provo by President Brigham Young. Several log houses were erected, surrounded by a 14 foot palisade 20 by 40 rods in size(330 by 660 feet, or about 100 by 200 meters), with gates in the east and west ends, and a middle deck, for a cannon. Incidents at the fort were part of the Provo War and the later Walker War. The fort was first located west of town, but was moved to Sowiette Park in April, 1850.

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