Fort Deseret

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Near Mile Post 65 south of Deseret on Utah Highway 257

In the spring of 1865, the inhabitants of the fledgling community of Deseret became concerned that they might experience trouble during an Indian uprising known as the Black Hawk War, so they set about constructing a fort for their own protection. While Black Hawk came upon the area during this time, the settlers successfully negotiated with this man and no fighting ensued. An interesting note is that the fort was never used for its initial purpose, instead cattle were housed in this fortified structure.

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