61. A-13 Spring Creek Mormon Depot – Information

LDS archives
The Nauvoo Legion of the Mormon militia. Courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints archives.
Colonel Johnston led the US Army's Utah Expedition during the Utah War.

Spring Creek was the site of a Mormon supply depot established during the Utah War of 1857-58. Militiamen gathered provisions at the depot while building defenses for the anticipated assault by US troops headed to Salt Lake City.