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Award received for excellence at this month’s chapter meeting

Alan Turner presented the Chapter Excellence Award to Van Nelson and Mark Frances at the recent SUP luncheon. Courtesy photo

On Monday, March 20, the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers met for their March luncheon. An excellent meal was provided by Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn. Alan Turner, representing the national organization of SUP, presented the Chapter Excellence Award for 2022 to President Van Nelson and Boardmember Mark Francis. The Morgan Chapter was one of only eight chapters nationally that qualified for the recognition last year. The Excellence Award is based on the frequency and quality of chapter activities and membership. Congratulations, Morgan Chapter. 

Russell Judd spoke to the Morgan SUP Chapter about Utah’s history. Courtesy photo

 The group then enjoyed a presentation by Coalville native Russell Judd. Judd graduated from Weber State with a major in History and minors in Education, Communication and Political Science. Judd retired from teaching history at North Summit High School after 29 years.  

His informative discussion centered around the Utah War of 1857-58, also known as Buchannan’s Blunder, Johnson’s Army or the Mormon Rebellion. Judd explained the circumstances leading up to the event, the people involved and how many other events in early Utah history centered around or happened because of the federal government’s attempt to quell the “uprising” in Utah. He also discussed how many locations near us, especially Echo Canyon, were a major part of this event. Thank you, Mr. Judd, for a very informative presentation.

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