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Fort Utah

Fort Utah

Fort Utah was the name of the first and second forts built in Provo when the settlers arrived in 1849. The first fort was located south of the Provo River about where I-15 crosses the Provo River today. The original fort consisted of a number of log houses surrounded by a 14 foot palisade 110 wide and 220 yards long. The fort had gates at the east and west ends, and an elevated deck in the middle for a cannon. After the first year of flooding, the fort was relocated north and east of the original site, to where the present day North Park is located.

A replica commemorating this fort is located in Fort Utah Park at about 100 North Geneva Road.

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