||homes while at work on the .fort. The suggestion was acted upon immediately, and soon the men were at work quarrying. Within a very short time, a strong stone fort, the walls of which were eight feet high and two feet thick, had been built. Later in the summer of 1354 a higger and stronger fort was built of stone, and in l0^, when Chief Blackhawk went on the warpath, a stone fort was built around the Tabernacle Block in Manti. These forts, built of stone frora the gray hill, Indians from the beginning of tbe Walker War in 1P52 until the close of the Blackhawk Ttfar in 1867. In view of the fact that serious trouble develope with the Indians, the pioneers were thankful t^ey had made their settlement near the gray hill as advised by their leader. They believed the forts constructed of stone frora the lowly mountain had saved their lives, and that the inspired leadership of Brigham Young had been vindicated. During this early period the value of the gray hill as a source of fine building stone became known throughout the country. From its well-stratified and evenly bedded deposits of Oolite stone, heautiful cream-colored blocks were cut, not only for private and public buildings in residences in Salt Lake City. Tnto the magnificent Salt Lake Temple went two large tablets of this stone, and in the year lS'P, William Ward, a sculptor, carved a block of it for the Washington Monument. As the valuable deposit of Oolite stone was developed, the gray hi!1 assumed added importance, and became known as t^e *!anti Stone Quarry. Source: TI*E Ti IRA CVS OF "^E TlOiriTAins by William ?I. Peterson, l^?, pp. fi-15.