Many youth travel past Camp Floyd with their parents not realizing the rich educational resource that the State park offers. Proposed signage along the highway and throughout the town will enable parents to share the history of Utah and the US Army before the War Between the States. Property along the highway has been donated, but signage is needed to a direct traffic into the town. A small state sign is all that exists. This project will provide a series of signs telling what is available.
Many youth travel past Camp Floyd with their parents on the way to 5 mile pass off highway vehicle area. They are unaware of the excellent summer camp program offered by the park. In addition, the other park activities on Memorial and Labor days are missed by this youth population. While media publicity is good, there is a need for display billboards along the highway.
The series of three or more signs will tell that Fairfield, Utah is the historic home of Camp Floyd, it was the third largest Utah city in 1859 and historical reenactment activities and museums are at the next turn. By extending the existing roadside property we can construct historic buildings as a three dimensional attention getting attraction. Within the city blocks signs will be created at the Historic Farifield walking tour sites. The signs will display a paragraph of text.
The long term benefits will be economic development and sustainability for the state park. It provides employment for the rural residents. It will build a generation of youth that have learned about local history and the significance of small rural communities on national policies. The increased attendance at park youth camps for boys and girls will provide experiential learning about american history during the 19th century.