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Paris in Bear Lake County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Paris

 
 
Paris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. Paris Marker
Inscription.  This pioneer Idaho town was founded Sept. 26, 1863 when a wagon train brought more than 30 families of Mormon colonizers.
More pioneers soon followed, some living in huts of quaking aspen and others building log cabins for the mild first winter. Next spring 700 more people arrived in the valley. The second winter was terrible, but the settlers persevered. They thought they were in Utah until an 1872 boundary survey showed this was part of Idaho. When Bear Lake county was created in 1875 Paris became county seat.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 275.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 26, 1863.
 
Location. 42° 13.512′ N, 111° 24.054′ W. Marker is in Paris, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 89) near East 1st South Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 South Main Street, Paris ID 83261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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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); Charles Coulson Rich (within shouting distance of this marker); Our First Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Sleight Cabin (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bloomington (approx. 2.6 miles away); British Settlers (approx. 2.9 miles away); Overland Emigration Routes (approx. 4.4 miles away); Ovid Townsite (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Paris Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. Paris Marker
The marker is on the right. The Paris Tabernacle is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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