Fort Thornburgh
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member hobbycachegirl
Views: 3

Long Description:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 72
Erected July 24, 1941
Fort Thornburgh

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.
Camp Thornburgh
Marker Name: Fort Thornburgh

Marker Type: Roadside

County: Uintah

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

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