This building, now part of JW Storage at 1940 S State St in Springville, Utah was part of the Springville-Mapleton Sugar Company until 1930 when it was purchased by the U and I Sugar Company, it was shut down in 1940.
Town of Cedar Fort Old Pioneer Cemetery
This old pioneer cemetery was established in Cedar Fort soon after the settlers came to this valley in 1852. It is impossible to identify all those buried here as many graves have been left unmarked, and records are no longer available. At one time this cemetery has a high fence but it has long since been removed.
The remaining visible tombstone is adjacent to this monument. The writing is obliterated, but residents recall it saying, “Remains of Ann Dodd Butler Hodge, who died 1855.” To the west, almost opposite the Hodge marker, there were at one time two 4 x 4 wooden markers where William and Warren Weeks were laid to rest on August 8, 1854 after they were killed by Indians.
It is possible that some of Johnson’s Army men, Indians, and mine workers from Mercur, Sunshine and Manning were also buried here.
Col. Philip St. George Cooke
June 13, 1809 – March 20, 1895
Impartial friend, humanitarian, soldier, dedicated to the west unequivocally loyal to the Union, Col. Cooke commanded the Mormon Battalion on the greater part of its historic march which contributed to bringing Western America under the Stars & Stripes.
Cooke helped establish Camp Floyd in 1858 and was from August 1860 to July 1861 the commanding officer of the Military Department of Utah, earning the respect and gratitude of the Mormon people. When many persons defected to the south including Sec. of War John B. Floyd and General Albert Sidney Johnston, he changed the name of the post to Fort Crittenden February 6, 1861.
Cooke received orders via Pony Express in May 1861, to abandon the fort and return the remnants of Johnston’s Army to Fort Leavenworth. Assigned to the defense of the Nation’s Capitol, he was given the rank of Brigadier General.