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Fort Cameron - Murdock Academy

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
1. Fort Cameron - Murdock Academy Marker
Inscription.  In 1872-73 a two and two-thirds mile square, protective military reservation was established following the request of C.M. Hawley, Associate Justice, Utah Territory. Built of native rock and lumber, it received 250 troops Sept. 7, 1873, Major John B. Wilkins, Commander. Fort abandoned May 1883. L.D.S. Church purchased one-half. J.R. Murdock, P.T. Farnsworth gave the other half as a site for the B.Y.U. Beaver Branch. Murdock Academy opened Sept. 26, 1898. Closed 1922.
 
Erected 1966 by Beaver City Camps, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 327.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationForts and Castles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 38° 16.817′ N, 112° 36.151′ W. Marker is in Beaver, Utah, in Beaver County. Marker is on Utah Route 153, on the left when traveling east. Marker is at entrance to Canyon Breeze Golf Course. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaver UT 84713, 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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By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
2. Fort Cameron - Murdock Academy Marker
as the crow flies. Pioneer Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Beaver Woolen Mills (approx. 1.7 miles away); Beaver Relief Society Hall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Beaver Territorial Courthouse (approx. 2.1 miles away); Beaver Opera House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Philo T. Farnsworth (approx. 2.1 miles away); Early Sawed Log Farm Cabin (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fort Cameron (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaver.
 
Fort Cameron - Murdock Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
3. Fort Cameron - Murdock Academy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 381 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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