Gerrand in Bonneville County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
By 1886 a log structure was erected for public use on land donated by John Priest. The first teacher was John Henry Evans, the church recorder. A second multi-purpose structured, a two-room, 39 by 60 foot white frame building was built in the mid 1890s. This building burned during the winter of 1904, taking with it all church and school records. In 1905 a two-room brick building was completed. Church, school, and dances were
To water this arid, sagebrush-covered land, the pioneers had to dig a 10-mile-long irrigation canal from Eagle Rock, located to the north. Hay and grain, their first crops, were grown in 1890.
The beautiful Taylor Cemetery was established in April 1887 when Abiah Wadsworth Jr. and Willian Arave purchased 5 acres of land for $65 to bury Ellen, the infant daughter of Sarah and Abiah Wadsworth, Jr.
Erected 2000 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Wolverine Camp. (Marker Number 527.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 43° 22.967′ N, 112° 2.05′ W. Marker is in Gerrand, Idaho, in Bonneville County. Marker is at the intersection of South 1st East and West 127th South, on the right when traveling south on South 1st East. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Idaho Falls ID 83404, 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. Joseph Allen Taylor (1871-1945) & Chet Taylor (1893-1964) (approx. 2.6 miles away); Shelley Settlement (approx. 4.2 miles away); Early Settlements (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Barn (approx. 6.7 miles away); General Store (approx. 6.7 miles away); Pioneer School Bus Replica (approx. 6.7 miles away); Alridge School (approx. 6.7 miles away); Sheepcamp Wagon (approx. 6.7 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is in Taylor Park.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.