Posted by: brwhiz
N 40° 28.239 W 109° 34.616
12T E 620636 N 4480969
Quick Description: The second Fort Thornburgh was located in what is now the village of Maeser northwest of Vernal, Utah.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/6/2013 5:50:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ0W1
Long Description:Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Erected July 24, 1941
Military reserve was located one half mile west and one mile north of this marker and named in honor of Major J. N. Thornburgh who was killed in the Meeker Massacre in 1879. During the summer of 1881 the military troops were established in Ashley Canyon for protection against Indians. Moving to Fort Thornburgh in December, 1881. The fort was abandoned in 1884 and part of the supplies taken to Fort Bridger. In 1886 Fort Duchesne was established about ten miles south of the Whiterocks Indian School.
Marker Name: Fort Thornburgh
Marker Type: Roadside
Group Responsible for Placement: Daughters of Utah Pioneers
Date Dedicated: July 24, 1941
Marker Number: 72
Addtional Information: Not listed
City: Not listed
Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed
In your log, please say if you learned something new, and if you took any extra time to explore the area once you stopped at the historic marker waymark.
If possible please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location.
Also if you know of any additional links not already mentioned about this bit of Utah history please include that in your log.