Stump Hotel . . . Mission Impossible?
Do these words sound familiar? They appeared in this
column on July 17, 2003.
“Because of the present appearance of Stump Hotel, we
understand that there have been phone calls to the Town of Grantsville
office and speculations on the street about the progress.”
This was a phased-based project that included
stabilization of the structure, restoring the outside, and making the
Family History Center accessible and safe for storage and meetings.
The goals of the first phase have been surpassed. The
lights have been on many evenings as volunteers, both men and women,
members and non-members, work together to make this a point of pride for
the county seat of Calhoun County. This is not just for Grantsville, it
is for our county and the surrounding areas. Most of the labor has been
donated by passionate Calhouners, who believe that “Anything worth doing
Have you taken the time to stop by and see what is being
done at the Family History Center? It is amazing to see insulation and
drywall installed in such a large area. Even the equipment used to
install the ceiling is ingenuous.
More important, these volunteers need encouragement and
interest shown in their work. Our hats are off to these dedicated
people! The Calhoun Historical Society is made up of volunteers. Some
are retired, but the majority hold other jobs. This is true all over the
county . . . whenever there is a need, volunteers show up.
All of our festivals and fundraising events for
community needs or emergencies for human needs will eventually be worked
out by our people. Some funding may come from government sources, but it
does not happen without caring consistent people to oversee the
I heard one of the younger members say, “It is the most
non- stressful group of which I am a member.” They would love to have
your interest, donations and help with the work. They will not give up
on their dreams.