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Congrats to Cleo Watt (Facebook), Brittany Kuhner (Instagram), and Becky Taggart (Newspaper) for being the first to correctly identify the last Hunt for History location:  L.D.S. Stake Tabernacle (aka The Rock Church 10 W. Young St.).  Check out this week’s photo clue below and participate in the Hunt for History!  All correct answers get entered into our grand prize drawing.  The first to correctly identify wins a prize.  See below for full list of rules.

The Morgan Stake Tabernacle was completed in 1882 after about 5 years of construction.  It was dedicated by President John Taylor.  11 years later in 1893 the building was severely damaged by a fire.  The roof and framework of the building were destroyed.  Only a few seats and the organ were saved.  It took two years to repair the building.  In 1937 the building was remodeled once again and an annex was added to the front of the building (where the circle window is located).  The stone used in the original structure and in all the remodels has been sourced from a quarry located above Como Springs.  There have been a number of renovations and changes to the structure over the years, the most recent occurring in 2008.  It has been dedicated five times since its original construction.  Fortunately the original building has been saved and preserved for many generations to continue to use and enjoy.

Join the Morgan County Historical Society as we Hunt for History each week through the end of 2018 as we celebrate Morgan City’s Sesquicentennial.

Here are the rules:

1. Must Correctly Identify Building – (either by business name, or address).  First to identify gets prize (Book, Pin, or Ornament) and name put into Grand Prize Drawing.  All others who identify also get name put in drawing for Grand Prize ($50). 

2. Entries must be submitted between Friday 6pm and Monday 12pm.  Early or late submissions will not be counted.

3. All buildings are located in Morgan City and the architectural detail can be seen from the public right of way.  No Trespassing on Private property.  All buildings are commercial or public, no private homes.

4. Limit one entry per person, per week. 

5. Limit 3 prizes (after 3 prizes the winner will get their name put in twice for the Grand Prize Drawing).

6. Grand Prize Drawing will be held at the end of the year.

Call or email your answer to Rachel Turk at the Historical Society.  (801)845-6085 or rturk@morgan-county.net   Please include your name, answer and phone number when you call.

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