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

Ricks College

 
 
Ricks College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
1. Ricks College Marker
Inscription.  On November 12, 1888, five years after settlement of Snake River Valley, Bannock Stake Academy opened with 60 students ranging from 6 to 24 years of age. School was held in the first ward L.D.S. chapel during the first years. In 1898 it became a high school and in 1900 all elementary work was discontinued. In 1905 the name was changed to Ricks Academy, honoring Thomas E. Ricks, the founder. In 1936 it became an accredited college. Its objective has been to train young people to adjust to their social environment and meet their community responsibility with moral leadership.
 
Erected 1956 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Madison County Idaho. (Marker Number 224.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 43° 49.308′ N, 111° 46.987′ W. Marker is in Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is on East 2nd South near College Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 East 2nd South, Rexburg ID 83460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Eliza R. Snow Building and Ricks College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
2. Eliza R. Snow Building and Ricks College Marker
of this marker. Brigham Young University - Idaho (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rexburg's First School and Meetinghouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Porter Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Teton Dam Flood Marker (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor of the Rexburg Stake Pioneers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rexburg Tabernacle Centennial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hitching Post (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rexburg.
 
More about this marker. This marker found on the Eliza R. Snow building on the BYU- Idaho Campus.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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