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

Settlement of Fish Haven

 
 
Settlement of Fish Haven Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
1. Settlement of Fish Haven Marker
Inscription.  The Bear Lake resort town of Fish Haven was founded in 1864. Most of the original settlers moved away, leaving Thomas and William Shirley, Henry Howell, John Stock and their families the first permanent settlers. Joseph C. Rich and John Bagley threw a seine into the mouth of a creek while surveying the lake and brought out 96 large trout: hence the name "Fish Haven." Mail came about once a week by pack horse in summer and by men on snowshoes in winter. In 1868 an L.D.S. Church was erected where all public meetings were held. Robert Pope was the first Bishop. The bell, donated by Charles B. Wilson, rang for all important occasions.
 
Erected 1964 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Fish Haven Camp, Bear Lake County, Idaho. (Marker Number 294.)
 
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 1864.
 
Location. 42° 2.349′ N, 111° 23.754′ W. Marker is in Fish Haven
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, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is on U.S. 89 near Fish Haven Canyon Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2853 US Highway 89, Fish Haven ID 83287, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bear Lake (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First Oregon Trail (approx. 4.4 miles away in Utah); Gutzon Borglum Monument (approx. 5.1 miles away); St. Charles (approx. 5.1 miles away); British Settlers (approx. 10 miles away); Bloomington (approx. 10.3 miles away); Fur Traders Rendezvous (approx. 12.7 miles away in Utah); Thomas Sleight Cabin (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Settlement of Fish Haven Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
2. Settlement of Fish Haven Marker
 
 
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 569 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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