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Morgan SUP April meeting review

Howard Hansen, Van Nelson, and Eldon Bohman at April’s meeting.

On Monday the Morgan chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers met at the Rock Chapel for their April meeting. Lunch was provided by Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn. Chapter historian, Eldon Bohman, presented to past presidents of the chapter, Howard Hansen and Van Nelson historical binders of the activities, luncheons, and meetings that occurred during their respective tenures.  

Chapter member Lance Bybee presented the “Pioneer Minute” with a personal introduction and a brief resume of his pioneer heritage. Lance’s ancestry immigrated from England to Virginia and Kentucky where they joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They moved to Nauvoo and then migrated with the Saints to Utah. The Bybee family was sent to South Weber to settle that area. Lance grew up at the Weber Canyon power plant, his dad managed and shared some of the experiences of living by the river. He was employed most of his life by the Federal government and he and his wife, Cheryl, have served four missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The main program was presented by Linda Smith, founder and retired director of the Morgan Historical Society. She shared many stories of the history of Morgan including some about the early Native American tribes that inhabited the area prior to the migration of Utah Pioneers. She shared more recent stories of families settling in the area, the naming of some of the peaks of the Wasatch range to our West, and how the Historical Society came to be. Linda encouraged members to search out family histories and share them. λ


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