10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.


We have reserved the perfect place for our Burgess Reunion. The Benson Gristmill. This is a Pioneer Village with blacksmith shop, wood shop, other cabins and the Gristmill. There is a covered eating area with tables and other facilities. Guides can take us on tours and tell about the Pioneers’ life. It is located about 20 minutes from Salt Lake City. If you want to come in Friday night, there are places available just outside the park on the parking strip where RV’s can be parked. We only have the park till 6:00 pm on Saturday. Some possible hotels, addresses and phone numbers are listed on the next page.

Lunch will be about 1:00 p.m. We can furnish the main dish and each family brings a salad, veggies, fruit plate or dessert to share. Please let your families know about this reunion. We want everyone to come and have a great time. We need to know approximately how many people will be attending by August 15, 2006 so we can better plan for this occasion.

Some activities for the children are being planned. There should be time for getting acquainted and talking about family history.

We would like to have an auction so funds could be obtained to cover the expenses involved and hopefully extend to next year. Think of what you could bring for an auction and of course your wallets to purchase items others have brought. A few ideas for the auction - Any crafts, quilting, crocheting, painting, woodwork items, hobbies you may want to donate or anything you don’t need anymore that maybe someone else can use. Or better yet, use your imaginations.

We would really appreciate some ideas and help from anyone wanting to volunteer so this will be a big success.

You can E-Mail Melva Adamson at madamson@networld.com

Phone No. (801) 969-8745

Write to Melva Adamson
3879 So. 2520 W.
West Valley City, UT 84119

P.S.  We are thrilled to see our book "A HERITAGE OF FAITH AND COURAGE - WILLIAM SR. AND VIOLET S. BURGESS AND THEIR FAMILY" progressing toward publishing. It is very comprehensive, including interesting and inspiring stories, pictures of many descendants down several generations, including, data - plus the known ancestors, with their research and sources. We are still hopeful it can be published by the Reunion - but because it is so extensive, there is still much work to be done, and we don’t know yet when it will be published. You will be able to see the paper copy and what it comprises at the Reunion. We’ll let you know more when it will be available. We know every family will want this book.

Directions to The Benson Gristmill from Salt Lake City - Take Interstate 80 west to Exit 99 (Tooele exit) at Lake Point. Take Exit 99 and proceed south on SR-36 for 4 miles to the junction of SR-36 and SR-138 (Grantsville exit). Turn right onto SR 138 and proceed west for one-half mile. The Mill is on the right.

[Image] Benson Grist Mill

325 State Rd 138

Stansbury Park, UT 84074

Phone: (435)882-7678


Following are some lodging options:

Oquirrh Motor Inn
(This is close to the Gristmill)
Lake Point, UT

Phone No. (801) 250-0118

Country Inn & Suites
3422 So. Decker Lake Dr.
West Valley City, UT
(801) 908-0311


Airport Inn Hotel - Radisson
2333 West North Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

(800) 937-1688

Grand America Hotel
555 So. Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 258-6000 or (800) 621-3505


Best Western Inn
Tooele, UT

435) 882-5010

Hilton Hotels - Salt Lake Airport
5151 Wiley Post Way
(801) 539-1515


Hampton Inn
2055 So. Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT

(801) 886-0703

Marriott Salt Lake City Center
220 So. State
Salt Lake City, UT
American Inn & Suites
Tooele, UT

(435) 882-6100

Crystal Inn
230 West 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT
(801) 328-4468


This is only a few - if you need additional help please contact Melva for additional hotels/motels.