When did Fort Douglas close?
How was Fort Douglas destroyed?
In 1989 Congress finally approved closure of Fort Douglas as a military facility. Transfer of the fort to the University of Utah began in 1991 and was completed in late 1993. See: Leonard J. Arrington and Thomas G.
Who established Fort Douglas?
The military ordered Colonel Patrick E. Connor and his California-Nevada Volunteers to build the fort with two primary objectives — guarding the overland mail and keeping an eye on the Mormons and any secessionist activities.