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Monroe in Sevier County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Camp Alma Relic Hall

 
 
Camp Alma Relic Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Camp Alma Relic Hall Marker
Inscription. During the winter of 1866-1867, William Cordingly built a small log cabin in the settlement of Alma, and by early spring the house was ready for his family. Indian troubles forced some of the original settlers to abandon their homes and leave this community. In 1871, when they returned, the town was changed to Monroe.
One of the first families to occupy the cabin was that of Nella Mickelson. The Soren and Kristine Madsen family soon followed. Sunday School and choir practice were held here as well as many public functions.
In 1931, Camp Alma, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, decided to procure the Cordingly cabin for a relic hall. Dwight Swindle, on whose lot the cabin stood, gave the cabin to Camp Alma. In 1937, the husbands of the members along with other townspeople helped jack up the cabin and move it to the northeast corner of Monroe North Ward property.
The cabin had no roof, floor, windows, or foundation. Renovation began. Industrious members sewed and wove twelve large balls of rags together for the rag carpet. They lined the walls, covered the ceiling with White Factory, and painted the interior. Many relics were given to furnish the cabin, and on May 27, 1938, Camp Alma held its first meeting in the new Relic Hall. On July 23, 1950, the cabin was moved to its present site on Main Street.
 
Erected
Camp Alma Relic Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Camp Alma Relic Hall Marker
1993 by Camp Alma, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 468.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 38° 38.078′ N, 112° 7.299′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Utah, in Sevier County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 140 North Main Street, Monroe UT 84754, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Alma (later Monroe) 1864-1867 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Elsinore (approx. 3.9 miles away); Town of Joseph and Pioneer Log Cabin (approx. 5.1 miles away); Richfield Presbyterian Church and School (approx. 9.3 miles away); Fort Omni – Richfield (approx. 9.3 miles away); Academy Hall (approx. 9.3 miles away); Richfield Carnegie Library (approx. 9.5 miles away); Richfield Pioneers (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Camp Alma Relic Hall and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Camp Alma Relic Hall and Marker
A Nearby Plaque Dedicated to the Pioneers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
4. A Nearby Plaque Dedicated to the Pioneers
In Honor Of
The Pioneers

To whose courage
and determination, we
owe the establishment
of the
Monroe
Commonwealth

1864 1880
The Nearby Pioneers Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner
5. The Nearby Pioneers Dedication Plaque
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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