Introduction

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.

Society Officers

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 fairfielduths@gmail.com and postal at 157 E Jordan Ridge Blvd. #304, Saratoga Springs, UT 84045.

Society Projects

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.

Publications

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

Newsletters

We use Google Plus for our monthly newsletter. You can request an invitation to our Friends of Camp Floyd circle by emailing friendsofcampfloyd1859@gmail.com,

Society Meetings

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

Workshops

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.

Board Meetings

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

Training Meetings

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

 

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  1. Welcome Family Historians attending the Federation of Genealogy Society conference in Salt Lake City.

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