Pargonah was founded in 1852. Indian troubles
caused its abandonment a year later until 1855 when
the pioneer fort was built. The site was selected
and dedicated by President Brigham Young.
The fort was 105 feet square with walls 3 feet
thick at the base. A second story was added in 1857.
A large room served as church, school and amuse-
ment hall. Homes were built around the inside of
the wall. The public square included the site of
the fort which was torn down in 1879.
Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
And the People of Paragonah