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Manti in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Big Fort

Erected 1854

 

—by Mormon Pioneers —

 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Big Fort Marker
Inscription.
Third fort built in Manti
Location: 9 blocks in center of city
Marker Location
Construction: Rock, adobe, and
mud-filled wood frame
Walls: 12' high, 3' wide at base,
2' wide at top
Protection of settlers livestock
From Indian menace
Walker Indian War 1853-54

Jezerael Shoemaker, Mayor
1852-1853


In 1866 the Tabernacle Fort was constructed around this block.
 
Location. 39° 15.899′ N, 111° 38.233′ W. Marker is in Manti, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is on South Main Street south of Union Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the lawn of the Manti Carnegie Library. Marker is in this post office area: Manti UT 84642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manti Carnegie Library (a few steps from this marker); Cox-Shoemaker-Parry House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Presbyterian Church of Manti (about 800 feet away); Manti City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Log Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Patten House
Big Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Big Fort Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Memorial Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); L.R. & Clara Anderson House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manti.
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Big Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Big Fort Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 30, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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