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

Bear Lake Valley

 
 
Bear Lake Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
1. Bear Lake Valley Marker
Inscription.  In 1863 Charles C. Rich with others explored this valley. A group of settlers in eleven wagons traveled through Emigration Canyon in September and founded Paris. Log huts with dirt floors and roofs sheltered 48 men, 40 women, and 30 children during the winter. Church services were held in homes until a log building was erected. Next year 790 pioneers entered the valley and established other settlements. Their main food was fish and wild game. Men on snowshoes carried communication between the settlements. A treaty of peace and friendship with the Indians was made by Charles C. Rich and was faithfully kept.
 
Erected 1957 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Bear Lake County. (Marker Number 238.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 42° 19.046′ N, 111° 27.188′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is at the intersection
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of State Highway 36 and Church Street, on the left when traveling south on State Highway 36. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montpelier ID 83254, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Overland Emigration Routes (approx. 3˝ miles away); Ovid Townsite (approx. 3˝ miles away); Bear Lake County Transit (approx. 3˝ miles away); Paris Tabernacle (approx. 6.9 miles away); Charles Coulson Rich (approx. 6.9 miles away); Paris (approx. 6.9 miles away); Our First Church (approx. 7 miles away); Thomas Sleight Cabin (approx. 7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the Highway 36 side of the L.D.S. Church.
 
Bear Lake Valley Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
2. Bear Lake Valley Marker, reverse side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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