As I remember it, when I was a child, we use to visit my Aunt Georgia a lot. She lived in Vegas, and as we would pass by, we would always stop and visit Cove Fort. It was just part of our routine until one trip we discovered, we didn't actually need to stop there. I haven't been there for at least 15 years, yet when we found ourselves in Southern Utah, and I was driving, we happened to end up at Cove Fort.
I do have to say, it is a lot smaller than I remember. However, I did really enjoy seeing it and having a missionary tell us all sorts of fun stories. It was a lot of fun.
You shall now get the chance to see a couple of picture and my brief version of the stories. This isn't ment to be a complete history by any means, or ever a very good recap of it. Just some photos with pictures. I highly recommend you check it out. Cove Fort Historic Site.
|The doorway to the fort, large enough to get a way in.|
|Flag pole on top of the fort.|
|There was a time when the fort was abandoned, and most of the windows were knocked out. A few survived and all panes are now in this window. They have had new panes made that look just like these, but these are the originals.|
|The loom. They would wear their clothes until they wore out to death, patching and fixing as they went along. Then when they couldn't fix it anymore, they would make rugs out of scraps. How amazing is that, reusing for as long as possible. I love it.|
|The walls were built out of lava rock, from the nearby volcano, and concrete mortar, super strong, and super thick, like a three foot thick wall. Very cool.|
|The inside of the courtyard is so beautiful. In the middle of the harsh landscape, is this lush place.|
|Brigham Young even had his own room at the fort, even though he didn't live there. But the family build him a room and he stayed there whenever he visited. He even had some clothes and his hat there waiting for him.|
|Some dolls from the girls there. I collect dolls, and would love to have these in my collection. But it is probably better they are here on display for other people to enjoy as well.|
|More pretty flowers.|
We also picked up some pamphlets on the way out. Enjoy reading them.
|A little 'bookmark.' The missionary says he uses his as he reads his scriptures. I'm pretty sure mine just going to sit.|
|The fort had a place to make and send Morse Code messages. They have it set up now to repeat the same message over and over, but they also had these sheets that were pretty cool telling you the alphabet.|
This is just a small portion of the wonders there. A video is coming soon, so check back for that.