23 August 2019

Fort Douglas Rifle Range Stone Wall in Research Park

This wall of Red Butte Sandstone was built by Fort Douglas Soldiers in the 1860s. It served as the backstop of the Fort's Rifle Range, located just south of the Fort Douglas Cemetery.

It was eventually lost to history and buried, then uncovered with new construction in what is now the U of U Research Park. It was going to be lost again through demolition until it was saved by Salt Lake City resident Lorna Matheson. Thanks Lorna!

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