Cove Fort provides a glimpse into the lives of early pioneers; it preserves the history of the time period. As the early Mormon settlers moved into the Salt Lake valley, the then president of their church, Brigham Young, encouraged the colonization of the surrounding regions. Thus, Mormon pioneers founded most of the towns and cities in Utah.
As the settlers spread throughout the area, relations with the local American Indians became strained. In 1867 Brigham Young asked Ira Hinckley to construct a fort by Cove Creek. Read More