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Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England. In Lancashire, it is in the Furness area 8 miles north-east of Barrow-in-Furness, 4 miles south of the Lake District and just north-west of Morecambe Bay. Nearby places include Swarthmoor and Rosside; the most visible landmark is the limestone Hoad Monument built in 1850 to commemorate statesman and local resident Sir John Barrow. It offers views that include parts of the Lake District. Ulverston Canal, no longer navigable but once vital to the town's economy, is marked by an art installation. Ulverston is a comparatively large civil parish, it is bounded in the east by the Leven estuary, Coniston Water and Yewdale Beck. To the west the boundary follows a chain of hills, beyond that lie the towns of Kirkby-in-Furness and Askam and Ireleth. To the south is low land, which rises quickly. In the north are hills such as Coniston Old Man; the settlements of the parish are concentrated in the eastern part. On 28 April 2009, Ulverston was near the epicentre of an earthquake measuring 3.7 on the Richter magnitude scale.

Tremors were felt across south Cumbria and parts of north Lancashire at 11.22 BST, although no damage was caused by them. A spokesman for the British Geological Survey said that earthquakes of around that magnitude occur once a year in Britain, it was the largest seismic event in the region since a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck Lancaster in 1835. The name Ulverston, first recorded in the Domesday Book as Ulurestun, is derived from two elements: the first is either the Old Norse personal name Úlfarr, or the Old English Wulfhere; the personal names Úlfarr and Wulfhere both translate as "wolf warrior" or "wolf army", which explains the presence of a wolf on the town's coat of arms. The loss of the'W' in Wulfhere can be attributed to the historic Scandinavian influence in the region. Locally, the town has traditionally been known as Oostan. Other variations of the name recorded throughout history include Oluestonam, Uluereston; the town's market charter was granted in 1280 by Edward I. This was for a market every Thursday.

The charter allowed for all public houses to open from 10:30 am until 11:00 pm irrespective of any other statute on the books. During the summer months the Saturday market day is themed with craft stalls, charity stalls and locally produced wares on "Made in Cumbria" stalls. Town Bank grammar school was established in the town in 1658 from a benefaction by Thomas Fell; the Victoria Road drill hall was completed in 1873. The ancient parish included several other chapelries or townships which became separate civil parishes: Blawith, Church Coniston, Egton with Newland, Mansriggs, Osmotherley and Torver. From 1894 to 1974 the town constituted an urban district in the administrative county of Lancashire, it became a successor parish in the Cumbria district of South Lakeland under the Local Government Act 1972. Ulverston Victoria High School is the town's secondary school with 1,200 pupils; the school has a sixth form college which draws students from Ulverston as well as the surrounding areas. There are four primary schools.

One disabled school in the vicinity. Ulverston railway station, which serves the town, is located on the Furness Line from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster leading on to Manchester Airport. All services at the station are operated by Northern; the railway station is a short walk from the town centre. The town is served by several bus services; these include the X6, running to Kendal from Barrow-in-Furness, via Grange over Sands. The X12 passes through the village of Spark Bridge. Other services include the X31 to Tarn Hows and the 6A and 6 to Barrow-in-Furness, the largest town in the region. Ulverston is twinned with Albert in France; the two towns meet every year to play football at Easter for the Cyril Barker Shield. The match alternates between Albert. In July 2016 Ulverston, birthplace of film comedian Stan Laurel, was twinned with Harlem, United States, birthplace of Laurel's screen partner Oliver Hardy. Ulverston calls itself a "festival town", for the many and varied festivals that take place there during the year.

The most renowned is the Lantern Festival, which involves hundreds of local residents creating lanterns out of willow and tissue paper and parading them through the town. The annual event culminates in a display of theatrical performance and fireworks in Ford Park, it was organised locally for the first time in 2008. Other popular festivals include: Flag Festival Dickensian Festival Beer Festival Charter Festival International Music Festival Furness Tradition Comedy Festival Word Market — including "Pub Scripts" Walking Festival Spring Buddhist Festival Print Fest Summer Buddhist Festival Ulverston Carnival Parade Furness Festival of Tradition Summer Music Festival Festival of Fashion Feast of St George Another Fine Fest is a new festival only launched in 2014 of music, street theatre and art celebrating Ulverston and the birth of Stan Laurel. Ulverston's football team is Ulverston Rangers; the club has been in existence since 1945 and plays in the West Lancashire Football League and the Furness Football League.

The club includes a full-size grass training pitch. Ulverston Rangers is the only football team

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Gudmundson was involved in the Morrisite War and was afterwards arrested and fined $100 for resisting arrest. He was pardoned by territorial governor Stephen S. Harding. Following the Morrisite War, the Gudmundsons ended their affiliation with the Morrisites and lived in Utah County and Sacramento, California. In 1869, they were rebaptized into the LDS Church. In 1871, they moved to Utah Territory. Gudmundson died in Utah Territory, while living there temporarily with one of his stepsons, he was buried in Draper. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Iceland 2007 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac s.v. "Iceland" Andrew Jenson. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia 3:639 Fred E. Woods, "Fire on Ice: The Conversion and Life of Gudmundur Gudmundsson", BYU Studies, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 57–72 Gudmund Gudmundson at Find a Grave