Bountiful Residents Propose Historic District at Mormon Wall

Bountiful Residents Propose Historic District at Mormon Wall

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(Bountiful-AP) -- Some Bountiful residents want to create an historic district inside an earthen wall that was started in 1865 to defend the town against would-be attackers.

The 12-foot-high wall was a work project designed by church leader Brigham Young for early Mormons, but it never was finished. Today it appears as a circle of grassy knolls.

Now the wall is the focal point for a push to preserve some of Bountiful's history.

City councilman Tom Tolman is leading the effort to get things going.

Tolman and others have their eye on a rock barn built in 1860 that could double as a museum.

It's up for sale - but for a whopping 650-thousand dollars. Tolman plans to launch a fund-raising effort.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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