Utah’s enduring dwellings: a battle between Tabernacles and Barns

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Unearthing Utah’s oldest building reveals a fascinating competition. Here are two frontrunners: Bountiful Tabernacle: Completed in 1863, this tabernacle holds the title of Utah’s oldest religious structure. Built by Mormon settlers, it served as a central gathering place for religious services, community events, and even a school.

Dixon Cabin and Home: Dating to 1862, the Dixon Cabin and Home represents a different facet of Utah’s history. This log cabin, located in Ogden, served as a residence for a fur trapper and his family. The Dixon complex offers a glimpse into the lives of early pioneers venturing into the Utah wilderness.

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