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Rexburg in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Tithing Barn Block

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
1. The Tithing Barn Block Marker
Inscription.  A tithing barn was built on this property in the summer of 1885, two years after the first settlers arrived in Rexburg. The barn was built of 1x10 inch rough lumber and put together with wooden pegs. It was sixty feet long and thirty feet wide. The lower floor housed grain, animals, and produce, while the loft held hay. As the Pioneer Saints in this area had very little money, they paid tithes with produce which was stored in the barn and disbursed as needed.
There were no homes available in 1888 when Jacob Spori came to Rexburg to be the first head of the Bannock Academy (Ricks College). He and his family were housed temporarily in the empty tithing bar. On July 6, 1888, Elizabeth Spori Stowell was born in one of the grain bins that had been converted into a temporary bedroom.

 
Erected 1988 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Po-Ho-Gwa Camp. (Marker Number 438.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 43° 49.69′ N, 111° 46.673′ 
The Tithing Barn Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
2. The Tithing Barn Block Marker
W. Marker is in Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of East 1st North and North 2nd East (State Highway 33), on the right when traveling east on East 1st North. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East 1st North, Rexburg ID 83440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rexburg's First School and Meetinghouse (approx. mile away); The Teton Dam Flood Marker (approx. 0.3 miles away); In Honor of the Rexburg Stake Pioneers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rexburg Tabernacle Centennial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pioneer Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hitching Post (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rexburg Milling Company (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ricks College (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rexburg.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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