Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 20, 2013
Stockton’s 150th Anniversary

Tooele’s southern neighbor showed its small-town pride with its annual Stockton Days celebration that was ramped up more than a few notches with a nod to Stockton’s150th anniversary. Friends, neighbors and past residents have been celebrating Stockton’s longevity and history all year.  Sesquicentennial planners recognized the influence on early Stockton history and held two events centered on the influence each brought to the town. Saturday’s Stockton Days marked the final feather in the Sesquicentennial hat. It was a dawn to dusk celebration after the flag-raising ceremony by the Stockton Fire Department, with non-stop activities planned throughout the day. Breakfast, a hometown parade and a festival held at the Stockton Ballpark complete with a Dutch-oven cook off, social and plenty of reminiscing rounded out a historic day.

Francie Aufdemorte

Photo Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.

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