Fort Duchesne ~ 315
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 40° 17.300 W 109° 51.540
12T E 596985 N 4460384
Fort Duchesne was established to control hostile Indian activities.
Waymark Code: WMDJTH
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 01/22/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 4

Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 315
Erected 1965
Fort Duchesne
August 20, 1886, two companies of colored
infantry commanded by Major F.W. Benteen and
four companies of infantry under Captain Duncan
arrived at this site to control the activities
of Indians. There were three bands of Utes-
Uncompahgres, Whiterivers, and Uintahs.
The troops hauled logs from nearby canyons,
built living quarters, commissary, storehouses
and hospital, thereby establishing Fort
Duchesne. Abandoned in 1912, now headquarters
for the Uintah Reservation
Uintah County.
Marker Name: Fort Duchesne

Marker Number: 315

Marker Text:
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