Monday, July 9, 2007

Cove Fort Miracle

It's fire season here in Utah. This season is particularly bad. It is SO dry, we haven't had any rain, in like a month. And the heat is in the triple digits. It's so scary.

But a couple of stories have caught my attention, and I wanted to share them with you..
There is a fire around The Cove Fort. Here is info about it from their website.

The fort was built to offer protection and refreshment to the traveler. Beginning in 1847, pioneers began settling the high mountain valleys stretching from Idaho to California. They came here to worship in peace and to build homes and communities. The fort is made of lava rock, which workers hauled from west of the property. The fort is 100 square feet, 18.5 feet tall, 4 feet thick at the footings and 2.5 feet thick at the top.

Historic Cove Fort UtahIn 1867, the prophet Brigham Young called Ira Hinckley and his family to come and direct the building and operations of the fort.

Cove Fort has been restored to bring the past a little bit more to life. This is the only fort built by the Latter-day Saints in the 1800's that still stands.

The fire here is the biggest fire Utah has ever seen.

The Cove fort is run by senior couple missionaries. Here is a story on our local news, about the miracle at Cove Fort.

It got me teary. I hope you will find the miracle here, and find the miracles in your life, big and small.

4 comments:

Lisa M. said...

I have been listening to news coverage on KRNS, all morning.

Such a stark awareness for us all-

Thanks for the links!

Jennifer said...

To see how the fire burnt everything but where the missionary's camp is amazing. It too got me teary eyed to see how the lord blessed his faithful.

disillusioned said...

Jenny,
I hate to say this, but this made me very grateful that I don't live in SLC anymore. Summers like this one made me insane (asthma lungs don't do very well in smoke!)

Mary

DanniRaye said...

Did you know, Val's in-laws are (or were recently) missionaries there?