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Near Ashton in Fremont County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Ashton-Marysville Area Pioneers

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
1. Ashton-Marysville Area Pioneers Marker
Inscription.  Tall sagebrush and grass, wild animals, the beautiful Tetons and surrounding mountains greeted the first pioneers of this area. Joe and Mary Weaver Baker and their eight children drove their wagon and cattle from Nebraska and arrived in May of 1889. The nearest settler was the family of Samuel Sadorus, nine miles west, who came in 1885 and called his settlement Sarilda. The Bakers settled at a spring one mile northwest of this site and called it Springville. It was later called Marysville after Mary Baker, the first postmistress, assigned on October 6, 1891. More settlers came soon after.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built a log church, in 1893, in Marysville.
By 1906 Marysville was a thriving village with many stores. In this same year, the Oregon Shoreline Railroad was established which contributed to the development of Ashton. It was named after Bill Ashton, the Project Engineer.
Pioneer communities known as Lodi, Lillian, Vernon, Ora, Farnum, Warm River, Squirrel, Lamont, Greentimber and Drummond, although merged with Ashton, are still remembered by their pioneer names.
 
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Ashton-Marysville Area Pioneers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
2. Ashton-Marysville Area Pioneers Marker
1987 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Camp Sariah, Fremont County. (Marker Number 437.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 44° 4.439′ N, 111° 26.13′ W. Marker is near Ashton, Idaho, in Fremont County. Marker is on North 3600 East near State Highway 47, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1319 North 3600 East, Ashton ID 83420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Three Tetons (approx. 2.1 miles away); Volcanic Calderas (approx. 7.6 miles away); Teton Mountain Range (approx. 8 miles away); Bear Gulch Ski Basin (approx. 9.2 miles away); Big Falls Inn (approx. 9 miles away); Teton Flood (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in front of the L.D.S. Church.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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