160 years ago today - Nov 9, 1858

On 9 November 1858, amid gun fire and patriotic music, the soldiers of Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, raised the United States flag above their newly completed garrison. Named for Secretary of War, John B. Floyd, the post housed the largest concentration of U.S. troops to that time, in what immediately became the third largest city in Utah.

[Utah History Encyclopedia: Camp Floyd, http://www.uen.org/utah_history_encyclopedia/]

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