175 years ago today - Aug 1, 1847

Heber C. Kimball addresses the pioneer saints on what is now Temple Square. It is "decided that the three companies form into one camp and labor together. . . . That we build houses instead of living [in] wagons this winter. That we go to work immediately putting up houses. That we work unitedly. That the houses form a stockade or fort to keep out the Indians, that our women and children be not abused, and that we let the Indians alone." With trees scarce in the valley "it was voted to put up a stockade of adobie houses."

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