Union Fort No. 109 - Midvale, Utah
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Mooroid
N 40° 37.267 W 111° 51.533
12T E 427354 N 4497053
Quick Description: Fort Union historical marker.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 3/20/2011 5:52:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMB0QE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member hobbycachegirl
Views: 22

Long Description:
Early in 1849 the pioneers of Union settles 1 1/2 miles south-east of here; watere, grass, wood and clay were abundant. Silas Richards first bishop and school teacher arrived November 4, 1849. In 1853-54 Union Fort was built on 10 acres donated by Jehu Cox. The wall made of rocks and adobes with clay mortar was 6 feet thick at the top and 12 feet high. It enclosed 23 homes and a school used also as a church and amusement hall. The wall ran north and south 25 feet west of this marker. The name "Union" was suggested by William McGuire, school teacher, to emphasize the unity existing among the saints.
Marker Name: Union Fort

Marker Type: City

County: Salt Lake

City: Midvale

Group Responsible for Placement: D.U.P

Date Dedicated: July 3, 1947

Marker Number: 109

Addtional Information: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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