Here on Oct. 6 1857 U.S. Army Supply wagons led by a capt. Simpson were burned by a Major Lot Smith and 43 Utah Militia Men. They were under orders from Brigham Young, Utah Territorial Governor, to delay the army’s advance on Utah. This delay of the army helped affect a peaceful settlement of difficulties.
The day earlier a similar burning of 52 army supply wagons took place near here at Smith’s Bluff.