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Fort Douglas

Salt Lake City, Utah
County of Salt Lake.
Fort Douglas Military Reservation
National Register Number: 70000628
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: UT-2 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: University campus and Armed Forces Reserve Center. See http://www.facilities.utah.edu/fd.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 15, 1975):
The army was stationed here to maintain Federal authority in the Mormon territory in the 1860s. The fort also represented an effort to protect transcontinental telegraph lines, mail, and transportation routes.

There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

The US Army 96th Regional Readiness Command has proposed building the Utah Freedom Memorial at Fort Douglas, and has determined that the structure will have no adverse effect on the NHL.

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