The Old Fort
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 34° 57.364 W 110° 19.275
12S E 561971 N 3868380
Daughters of Utah Pioneers Marker #173.
Waymark Code: WMBNP0
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 06/06/2011
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A group of colonist called by Brigham Young, under the leadership of William C. Allen settled here March 24, 1876. They erected a Fort of cottonwood logs and mud on this site. It was first known as Allen's Camp. In 1878 the name was changed to St. Joseph, in honor of Joseph Smith the Mormon prophet. The people occupied the fort for several years during which time they lived the United Order. In 1923 the name of the town was changed to Joseph City. It is the oldest Mormon community in Arizona.
Marker Name: The Old Fort

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Navajo

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Year placed: 1952

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