• Named and dedicated highest peak in county “Thurston Peak” in honor of the founder of Morgan County, Thomas Jefferson Thurston.
  • Placed a marker on Francis Peak in honor of Esther Francis, Morgan pioneer woman for whom the mountain was named.
  • Chairman Joseph H. Francis conceived the idea for the County Centennial History Series and worked with the State Legislature and State officials to make the project a reality for all counties in the state.
  • Successfully petitioned the State Legislation to place a copy of the County Centennial History Series books in all public libraries in the state.
  • Compiled the History of Morgan County for the County Centennial History Project.
  • Located the Round Valley Pioneer Cemetery and placed a marker there that contains the names of those known to be buried in the cemetery.
  • Erected a Veteran’s Memorial and Plaza for Morgan County Veterans of WWII, Korean War and the Vietnam War. Names are also listed for Other Conflicts and Peacetime Veterans.

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