Paris in Bear Lake County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Charles Coulson Rich
Charles Coulson Rich
Pioneer builder of the west.
Major-General of the Nauvoo Legion
Alderman of the City of Nauvoo, in the time of Joseph Smith.
Pioneer of Utah, 1847.
Chairman of the first committee to organize civil government in the Rocky Mountains.
Colonizer of San Bernadino Valley, California in 1851.
First Mayor of San Bernadino City.
Member of the Utah Territorial Legislature for many years.
Colonizer of Bear Lake Valley, 1863, where he lived and died.
Husband of six wives and father of fifty children.
Friend of the Indians, humanitarian, apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, thirty-four years.
One of God's Noblmen.
Erected by The Citizens of Bear Lake Valley, The Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association, and his descendants. (Marker Number 73.)
Location. 42° 13.533′ N, 111° 24.013′ W. Marker is in Paris, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 South Main Street, Paris ID 83261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paris Tabernacle (within shouting distance of this marker); Paris (within shouting distance of this marker); Our First Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Sleight Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bloomington (approx. 2.6 miles away); British Settlers (approx. 2.9 miles away); Overland Emigration Routes (approx. 4.3 miles away); Ovid Townsite (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Also see . . . Charles C. Rich -- Wikipedia. Brigham Young appointed Rich a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on February 12, 1849. Rich helped form a Latter-day Saint settlement in San Bernardino, California. However, this settlement attracted many people who wanted to avoid Young and other leaders of the LDS Church. The members who supported Young were asked to return to Utah in 1857 at the time of the Utah War. At the request of President Brigham Young, Charles C. Rich settled the Bear Lake (on the Utah–Idaho border) region and is the namesake of Rich County, Utah and St. Charles, ID. (Submitted on July 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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