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Near Spanish Fork in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lake Shore Fort

 
 
Lake Shore Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
1. Lake Shore Fort Marker
Inscription.  In 1862 a fort was erected one mile and a quarter north from this spot, on the west bank of the Spanish Fork River. It was a square and covered one acre of ground. The walls were four feet thick at the base and tapered to about two and a half feet at the top. It was nine feet high with a port hole in each corner. The first served as a resting place for travelers and a refuge from the Indians. In later years Thomas Draper made a dug-out inside the fort and lived there with his family.
 
Erected 1955 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Lake Shore Camp. (Marker Number 221.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
 
Location. 40° 6.893′ N, 111° 41.956′ W. Marker is near Spanish Fork, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on West 6400 South, one mile west of South 1050 West, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spanish Fork UT 84660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Old Palmyra (approx. ¾ mile away); Fort Palmyra (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Spanish Fork Indian Farm Reservation (approx. 1.2 miles away); Leland (approx. 1½ miles away); Palmyra’s Early Buildings (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Academy (approx. 2.2 miles away); Escalante (approx. 2.4 miles away); Old Fort (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spanish Fork.
 
Lake Shore Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
2. Lake Shore Fort Marker
Lake Shore Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
3. Lake Shore Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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