BICKNELL – With the goal being to have the Bicknell Veterans and Heritage Memorial ready to dedicate by July 24, 2020, the committee is requesting public assistance. 

“We are making great progress on the memorial,” said Steve Albrecht, committee chair. “We would like to thank all the businesses, residents, former residents and friends who have made financial contributions or helped by providing service. 

“We have raised nearly enough money to complete the memorial. We also received a great donation of a restored pioneer wagon to display from Maggie and Warner Stewart, Antimony. In addition, the five large monuments have been ordered – three veterans and two historical. The eight historical kiosks that will explain Bicknell’s history are currently being worked on.” 

As the committee prepares to submit information for printing and inscribing, they are in need of the public’s help in two particular ways – 

• In effort to ensure the list of veterans is accurate for the three veteran monuments, the committee requests anyone with information on any veteran who is either buried or has lived in Bicknell, please contact Albrecht with the veteran’s full name, approximate dates of service, the military branch they served in and the conflict, war or engagement they were associated with. 

• The memorial is slated to have three monuments and eight kiosks highlighting Bicknell’s history. The committee is requesting any information, pictures or artifacts that can be copied or displayed. The artifacts need to be flat, related to how Bicknell got its culinary and irrigation water; early road and wagon travel; cattle and sheep ranching and farming; logging and timbering, including shipping mine timbers; American Indians who inhabited this area; or early LDS influence, please contact Albrecht with the information. 

Information can be emailed, mailed or called in to Albrecht at wstevealbrecht@gmail.com, (801) 882-9146 or PO Box 310, Bicknell, Utah 84715.

“Of course, we would welcome contributions from anyone who still would like to contribute and have their names inscribed as a donor on the permanent granite pavers,” Albrecht said. “We are excited about the future of this memorial and truly appreciate everyone’s help.”

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