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Master of Science (MS)


Economics and Finance


Leo M. Loll Jr.


The people of Utah saw the first federal military installation established in the area almost a century ago. They were not pleased in 1857 when they heard that President Buchanan was sending some 2500 soldiers to set up camp in the Salt Lake Valley. As the troops approached the Territory, every available means was used to resist their advance. Trenches and other defenses were prepared and all forage burned on the routes to the Valley to hamper or prevent their approach (17, p.303). When the troops arrived in 1858 they were permitted to enter the territory of Utah without further resistance. But an express condition of the peaceful reception was that their camp be established at least 40 miles from Salt Lake City (17, p.308).

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