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Camp Floyd

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Some of Mrs. Mitchells 4th-grade students posing with rifles
Morgan Reid, Whitney Robbins, Kelsey Parcell, Ashley Norris, Gracie Pack
Ms. Johnson's class in a Camp Floyd School Room

East Meadows fourth-grade students visited historic Camp Floyd. This former military post is located just 25 miles southwest of Lehi and at one time quartered the largest troop concentration in the United States until soldiers were called to return East in 1861 for Civil War duty. Now only a cemetery and commissary building remain. Nearby, however, is the Stagecoach Inn which was used as an overnight stop on the Pony Express route. Students enjoyed a full day at Camp Floyd. They made bricks, candles, ate their lunches and visited the old Inn before returning to school at the end of the day.