Fairfield Utah Historical Society
Fairfield Utah is best known as the host town of Johnston’s Army from 1858 to 1861. The town was called Frogtown during the Army occupation by 3,500 troops. Frogtown was a boom town similar to those found in mining towns complete with saloons, hotels and painted ladies. After the Army left at the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 only 18 families remained.
The Fairfield Utah Historical Society (FUHS) is sponsored by the Friends of Camp Floyd is a non-profit support organization for the Camp Floyd Stage Coach Inn State Park. The “Friends” support the military and civilian living history events on holiday weekends during the summer. The Fairfield Historical Society focuses on the Camp Floyd period of 1858-1861.
Michael C. Helmantoler, President ; Bradford R. Gurney, Vice Presiden; Margaret C. Buttars. Secretary/ Treasurer; Russell Felt, Chairman; Pam Carson, DUP Liaison; Chuck Mood, Military Liaison. You can contact the society at (435)414-0523, email email@example.com and postal at 157 E Jordan Ridge Blvd. #304, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045.
We have collected a 100 article archive that is housed in the Lehi City Historical Archive in Lehi. Many of these articles will be available on our website FriendsofCampFloyd.org . In 2014 we built the web site, fundraising for historical walking tour and funding youth scholarships. FamilySearch Wiki Page Adoption. Created a Facebook page and a Google+ Page.
2015 Booklet series
Camp Floyd Utah Soldiers Poetry – Haws
History of Fairfield Utah – Hanson
Fairfield Utah Historic Walking Tour – Helmantoler
Frogtown Establishments – Haws
Pony Express and Overland Stage at Camp Floyd – Felt
First Families of Fairfield Utah – Carson
Dobie Town Utah Gentile Enterprises – Moon
Camp Floyd Utah Military Biographies – Mood
The above titles are scheduled to be published in 2015 and available for purchase at the Camp Floyd Stagecoach Inn State Park Commissary/Museum and on the Friends of Camp Floyd web site
We use Google Plus for our monthly newsletter. You can request an invitation to our Friends of Camp Floyd circle by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org,
The first Thursday of the month at the Lehi City Historical Archives at 2151 North Pointe Meadow Drive Lehi, Utah 84043. Members also may participate a live teleconference via Google Hangout
Members will be notified of Google Hangout presentations online or meetings at the Lehi City Historical Archives on using the Camp Floyd Archives for historical research on Fairfield Utah.
The first Thursday of the month Lehi City Historical Archives at 2151 North Pointe Meadow Drive Lehi, Utah 84043. Members may participate via Google Hangout
Memorial Day and Labor Day living history enactments at the Stage Coach Inn
Directions to the society
The museum is in the Commissary building at the Camp Floyd State Park at 18035 W. 1540 N.
Fairfield, UT 84013
Hours of Operation
A.The Friends of Camp Floyd Fairfield Historical Society Archive is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from Noon to 5 PM in the 2151 North Point Meadow Drive in the old Satellite Library Building. For members by special appointment @ 801-857-8120 and talking with John Haws LehiHistory@gmail.com