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Across the county: news of Utah County

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The Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park ranger and the American Fork Cemetery Committee will host the 2nd annual Camp Floyd Pageant on Saturday, Sept. 13, from noon to 7 p.m.

The pageant will include historical re-enactments of 1860 Camp Floyd with period music, stagecoach rides and performances offered throughout the day. The opening event at noon will be a cavalry and battle re-enactment. Visitors will have the opportunity of meeting actors portraying Gen. Albert Sydney Johnston, early LDS Church President Brigham Young, frontiersman Porter Rockwell and other officers and soldiers. Volunteers in period attire will also be giving guided tours of the commissary museum and Stagecoach Inn. Food will be available.

Established in July 1858, Camp Floyd housed more than 3,500 military and civilian personnel. The army, the largest single troop concentration in the United States at that time, was sent by the federal government to stop a perceived Mormon rebellion. The troops were recalled in 1861 with the beginning of the Civil War.

Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park is 20 miles southwest of Lehi on U-73. Call 801-768-8932 for more information.


Miss Provo, Stacy Lynn Johnson, a Brigham Young University senior who wears the crown of Miss Utah 2003, departs for Atlantic City for the Miss America Scholarship Pageant this week. Johnson will compete for $50,000 in scholarship money and will perform a Latin jazz dance talent number.

The Miss America Scholarship Pageant will be broadcast on ABC on Sept. 20.


The Utah County Council of Governments, consisting of the mayors of Utah Valley communities and the Utah County commissioners, will discuss a variety of issues at its Thursday meeting, including water management, off-road regulations and economic development.

Representatives of Thanksgiving Point will also make a presentation.

Commissioner Gary Herbert will present an update on the division of restaurant tax money as well.

The monthly COG meetings are held in the Utah County Conference Room on the second floor of the County Administration Building at 100 E. Center Street in Provo at 7 p.m.