Fillmore, UT H 89 L 68
From 1851 to 1856, Fillmore was the capital of the Utah Territory.
In anticipation of Utah's statehood, Brigham Young directed construction of the Statehouse in 1852. Original building plans called for three levels and four wings, connected by a Moorish dome at the center. Due to a lack of funding, only the existing south wing was completed.
The Territorial Legislature met there in December 1855 and was the only full session held in the Statehouse. The seat of government returned to Salt Lake in 1858.
Listening to the weather we heard that a cold front will be moving through most of Utah Monday afternoon and Tuesday. The front is bringing with it wind gusts up to 50 to 60 mph. Needless to say, we did not want to be on the road.
Up early Monday morning (for us) and left Kanab at 8:30 a.m. Arrived at Fillmore before noon and got situated on our site before the wind picked up.
We cut across from Highway 89 to I-15 on Highway 20. Beautiful drive with some 8% grades.
We are at the Wagons West RV Park. We’ve stayed here before and really like this place. Long, long, long pull thru sites either in the shade or in the sun depending on what you prefer (especially if you have a dish). The water pressure is the best we have ever had at any RV park. The place has new owners and they have bent over backwards to make us comfortable.
Jeri – they have ATV trails right outside their back gate. There isn’t much to do or see in this very small town. But if you are ever traveling I-15 through Utah and need a place to stay for the night, this is it.