“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Rexburg in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)

Rexburg Milling Company

Rexburg Milling Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, September 6, 2010
1. Rexburg Milling Company Marker
Inscription. In the summer of 1883, William F. Rigby purchased, dismantled and moved by oxen a mill to the new community of Rexburg, establishing the only mill in southern Idaho. The mill was reconstructed on the west side of Third East, between Second and Third North. William Rigby, Thomas E. Ricks, and James E. Fogg, Sr. became partners starting the Rexburg Milling Company. On April 1, 1889, the mill burned. It was a great loss for the area since the closest flour mill was in Logan, Utah.

Approximately 148 yards south of this marker, a second mill was completed in November 1889 east of the town. The mill was four stories high, 45 feet by 65 feet, and build of native white limestone. When flour sacks developed holes too large to be patched, they were given away, bleached, washed, and soon made into pantaloons and petticoats. At times china dishes were given away as premiums.

On the night of January 12, 1915, people watched helplessly as this second mill, the oldest landmark in the valley, burned to the ground. For thirty-two years the Rexburg Milling Company served the young community by providing lumber, lath, shingles, and flour. The cause of the fire was impossible to determine.
Erected 1993 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 473.)
Marker series.
Rexburg Milling Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jack Duffy, September 6, 2010
2. Rexburg Milling Company Marker
This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 43° 49.697′ N, 111° 46.163′ W. Marker is in Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of East 1st North and North Millhollow Road, on the right when traveling west on East 1st North. Click for map. On the grounds of Madison High School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 East 1st North, Rexburg ID 83440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Park (approx. mile away); Rexburg Tabernacle Centennial (approx. mile away); In Honor of the Rexburg Stake Pioneers (approx. mile away); The Teton Dam Flood Marker (approx. mile away); Brigham Young University - Idaho (approx. one mile away).
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jack Duffy of West Jordan, Utah. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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