Site of Mound Fort ~ 343
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N 41° 14.817 W 111° 58.407
12T E 418437 N 4566628
The initial fortification of the Ogden settlement was built on a Native American burial mound.
Waymark Code: WMB1KJ
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 03/23/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
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Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 343
Erected 1969
Site of Mound Fort
Mound Fort as a settlement began in 1848 when the first pioneers arrived in this locality. Others followed and erected a fort on an Indian burial mound. Its steep west slope, cut to a perpendicular face 10 feet high topped with a 3-foot breastwork, served as a lookout. Mud walls were begun on the other side. Cabins were built. A spring furnished water. Meetings and school were held in private homes. As more settlers came, Indian threats subsided and the fort fell into disuse.
North Weber County
Marker Name: Site of Mound Fort

Marker Number: 343

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