Territorial Statehouse

State Park Museum - Utah

The Utah Territorial Statehouse is a state park in Fillmore, Utah, preserving the original seat of government for the Utah Territory. Built from 1852 to 1855, the statehouse was initially intended as a larger structure, but only the south wing was completed before the project was abandoned due to lack of federal funding, and the Utah Territorial Legislature only met in the building once before the capital was moved to Salt Lake City in 1856.

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Travel Map of Sevier County, Piute County, Sanpete County, Wayne County West in Utah in the BLM Richfield Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Sevier, Piute, Sanpete, Wayne County - Travel Map

Travel Map of Sevier County, Piute County, Sanpete County, Wayne County West in Utah in the BLM Richfield Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Travel Map of Sevier County, Utah in the BLM Richfield Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Sevier County - Travel Map

Travel Map of Sevier County, Utah in the BLM Richfield Field Office area. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Map of Pahvant Valley Heritage Trail which includes Sunstone Knoll, Great Stone Face, Lace Curtain, Pahvant Butte, Devil's Curtain, Lava Tubes and Hole in the Rock. Located in the BLM Fillmore Field Office area in Utah. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Pahvant Valley - Heritage Trail Map

Map of Pahvant Valley Heritage Trail which includes Sunstone Knoll, Great Stone Face, Lace Curtain, Pahvant Butte, Devil's Curtain, Lava Tubes and Hole in the Rock. Located in the BLM Fillmore Field Office area in Utah. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Motor Vehicle Travel Map (MVTM) of Fillmore Ranger District (South) in Fishlake National Forest (NF) in Utah. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).Fishlake MVTM - Fillmore - South 2020

Motor Vehicle Travel Map (MVTM) of Fillmore Ranger District (South) in Fishlake National Forest (NF) in Utah. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).

Winter Motor Vehicle Travel Map (MVUM) of the Fillmore South area in Fishlake National Forest (NF) in Utah. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).Fishlake MVUM - Fillmore South Winter 2014

Winter Motor Vehicle Travel Map (MVUM) of the Fillmore South area in Fishlake National Forest (NF) in Utah. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Travel Map (MVUM) of the Fillmore South area in Fishlake National Forest (NF) in Utah. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).Fishlake MVUM - Fillmore South 2015

Motor Vehicle Travel Map (MVUM) of the Fillmore South area in Fishlake National Forest (NF) in Utah. Published by the U.S. National Forest Service (USFS).

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Utah State Parks Field Guide. Published by Utah State Parks.Utah State Parks - Field Guide

Utah State Parks Field Guide. Published by Utah State Parks.

Territorial Statehouse SPM https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/territorial-statehouse/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Territorial_Statehouse The Utah Territorial Statehouse is a state park in Fillmore, Utah, preserving the original seat of government for the Utah Territory. Built from 1852 to 1855, the statehouse was initially intended as a larger structure, but only the south wing was completed before the project was abandoned due to lack of federal funding, and the Utah Territorial Legislature only met in the building once before the capital was moved to Salt Lake City in 1856.
Your park fees provide for the care, protection and enhancement of this park. Collections A rtifact collections at Territorial Statehouse reflect the stories of Utah’s Mormon pioneer past. Furniture, textiles, ceramics, tools and a large collection of photographs of Millard County pioneers are exhibited throughout the site. There are rooms dedicated to the many roles the Statehouse has played in Utah’s history. Wander through the recreated jail cell, Deseret News Press printing room, and old schoolrooms. The Statehouse is also home to many artifacts associated with the events of Utah’s territorial government, including furniture from the old governor’s office. Operating Hours Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum The museum is open year-round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and closed Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1. Address Inquiries To: Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum 50 West Capitol Avenue Fillmore, UT 84631-0657 (435) 743-5316 (435) 743-4723 Fax or Utah State Parks and Recreation P.O. Box 146001 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6001 (801) 538-7220, (877) UT-PARKS stateparks.utah.gov Driving Directions For Reservations Call: 500 N. I-15 100 S. (801) 322-3770 or toll-free (800) 322-3770 Fillmore Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum Utah State Parks Mission: To enhance the quality of life by preserving and providing natural, cultural and recreational resources for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. Information contained in this brochure was accurate at the time of printing. Policies, facilities, fees, hours and regulations, etc., change as mandated. For updated information please contact the park. F rom I-15 southbound take exit 167 for Fillmore. Turn left at N. Cedar Mountain Road. Continue down Main Street and turn right on 100 South. From I-15 northbound take exit 163 for Fillmore. Turn right on Highway 99 and continue to Main Street. Turn left on 100 South. The Utah Department of Natural Resources receives federal aid and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. For information or complaints regarding discrimination, contact Executive Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 145610, Salt Lake City, UT 841145610 or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1801 L Street, NW, Washington DC 20507-001 Printed on recycled paper 08/09 5M Utah State Parks Development of the State of Utah territorial statehouse Events P E xplore Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, Utah’s oldest existing governmental building and first state park. Relive pioneer life through exhibits and artifacts, paintings and portraits, and special events. Tour the 1867 rock schoolhouse and two pioneer log cabins, which are also part of this historic site. Enjoy a shady picnic area and an All-American Rose Society garden. Utah’s First Capital I n 1851, newly-appointed Governor Brigham Young and a delegation of lawmakers selected a site for the capital of the Utah Territory. In honor of U.S. President Millard Fillmore, the new capital city and county were named Fillmore and Millard, respectively. The Statehouse was designed by Truman O. Angell who is also credited with design of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple in Salt Lake City. Construction began in 1852. Utah Territory 1868-1896 Original building plans called for three levels and four wings, connected by a Moorish dome at the center. Today’s red sandstone building is the south wing of the proposed structure, which was never fully constructed. The December 1855 meeting of the Territorial Legislature was the only full session held in the Statehouse, and in 1858, the seat of government returned to Salt Lake. State of Deseret - 1849 A Building of Many Uses Utah Territory - 1850 espite its stately appearance, the Statehouse has a colorful history having served as a legislative hall, jail, theater, school and a hiding place for the Deseret News Press. Ceded to Nevada Territory - 1862 D Ceded to Nevada Territory - 1861 Ceded to Nevada - 1866 Ceded to Colorado Territory - 1861 Ceded to Nebraska Territory - 1861 Ceded to Wyoming Territory - 1868 During the Utah War, the Statehouse basement served as a hiding place for the Deseret News Press for two months. Later, one room functioned as a holding cell for prisoners until they could be sent to the Territorial Penitentiary in Sugar House. After 1858, the Statehouse functioned as a civic center, religious meeting house, school and theater. By the turn of the century, the building had decayed and demolition seemed imminent. In the mid-1920s, the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) proposed the Statehouse be restored as a museum. Under direction of the Utah State Parks Commission, the museum opened in 1930 and was placed in custodial care of DUP. The Statehouse and grounds became an official state park in 1957. lan to enjoy some of the
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