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

Paris

 
 
Paris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. Paris Marker
Inscription. This pioneer Idaho town was founded Sept. 26, 1863 when a wagon train brought more than 30 families of Mormon colonizers.
More pioneers soon followed, some living in huts of quaking aspen and others building log cabins for the mild first winter. Next spring 700 more people arrived in the valley. The second winter was terrible, but the settlers persevered. They thought they were in Utah until an 1872 boundary survey showed this was part of Idaho. When Bear Lake county was created in 1875 Paris became county seat.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 275.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 13.512′ N, 111° 24.054′ W. Marker is in Paris, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 89) near East 1st South Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 71 South Main Street, Paris ID 83261, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paris Tabernacle (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Coulson Rich (within shouting distance
Paris Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. Paris Marker
The marker is on the right. The Paris Tabernacle is in the background.
of this marker); Our First Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Sleight Cabin (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Settlers (approx. 2.9 miles away); Smith's Trading Post (approx. 7.7 miles away); St. Charles (approx. 7.8 miles away); Gutzon Borglum Monument (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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