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Rexburg in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Teton Dam Flood Marker

 
 
The Teton Dam Flood Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, June 13, 2015
1. The Teton Dam Flood Marker Marker
Inscription. The collapse of the Teton River Dam on June 5, 1976 unloosed a savage flood which caused $500,000,000 in damage, took eleven lives, and made thousands homeless in Wilford, Sugar City, Rexburg, Salem, Hibbard, Firth, Blackfoot, and Roberts.

But this tragedy was turned into triumph by the victims’ own faith and courage and by of outpouring of aid by many volunteers from Idaho and nearby states, effectively coordinated by local leaders and generously supported by Ricks College, L.D.S. and other churches, Red Cross, National Guard, and the Government agencies.

Their combined efforts to rebuild the stricken areas reflect the highest ideals of American citizenship and the indomitable spirit of the Western pioneers

Placed May 19,1980
SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
UTAH-IDAHO-MONTANA-WYOMING
 
Erected 1980 by Sons of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 49.642′ N, 111° 47.042′ W. Marker is in Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is on North Center Street. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Teton Flood Museum/Rexburg Tabernacle building.
The Teton Dam Flood Marker Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, June 13, 2015
2. The Teton Dam Flood Marker Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 51 North Center, Rexburg ID 83440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Park (here, next to this marker); Rexburg Tabernacle Centennial (here, next to this marker); In Honor of the Rexburg Stake Pioneers (here, next to this marker); Brigham Young University - Idaho (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rexburg Milling Company (approx. ¾ mile away).
 
Regarding The Teton Dam Flood Marker. There is a well done museum at the back of the Tabernacle building, admission $2.00 There is a film of the failure as well.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on November 11, 2016.
 
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