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In 1854 Ogden pioneers built a rock and mud wall a mile square along 28th Street, Wall Avenue and 21st Street. Madison Avenue was not completed because the Indians became peaceful. The eight-foot wall had a six-foot base, a 31 inch top and four gates. The cost of $40,000 was raised by $40.00 tax on each city lot, also a $10.00 tax on every able-bodied man over 18 years. The project was erected by 500 working men. Wall Avenue was named after this wall.

Check out all of the historic markers placed by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers at JacobBarlow.com/dup