By RODNEY D. BOAM
Plans are in the works for an exciting 100 year anniversary of Franklin County.
One of the most important things we have related to the Franklin County Centennial is Myrna Fuller’s book on historical sites in the county. Fuller has worked on the book for a couple of years and it is in the final stages of production, said Shauna Geddes, Franklin County clerk.
“She has really done a nice job on this book,” Geddes said.
The book is entitled, “Monuments, Markers and Points of Interest in Franklin County.” Fuller tried to collect information and photographs of the sites and information on all the historical markers she could find in the county.
She said if there are more she would like to know about them. She said the project was part of the local-history project she is working on for the library.
Fuller admits the title is not that exciting, but the stories behind the markers should be of interest to any history buff or county resident.
Among her three interesting markers were: The Standing Rock Marker, which recognizes John C. Fremont for mapping that geological formation; the 1953 military airplane crash up in Franklin Basin in the mountains above Cub River; and the Sam Cowley story.
She also talked of the Presbyterian Church House being moved from Glendale and the mountain mailbox – a hole in a tree, used by sheepherders; and the mural in the Preston post office of the Bear River Massacre, painted in 1941.
The book is supposed to be ready for the Jan. 30 open house at the county courthouse. The price has not been determined, but her goal is to make it affordable.
The book is sized to fit in the glove compartment of an automobile.
The open house, organized by Geddes, will kick off the county’s celebration and will include displays throughout the courthouse, a live broadcast by Alan White of KACH Radio and more. It will be held on Jan. 30.
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