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

Thomas Sleight Cabin

 
 
Thomas Sleight Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. Thomas Sleight Cabin Marker
Inscription. The Thomas Sleight Cabin was built in the fall of 1863 by Thomas Sleight and Charles Atkins, who with their wives, Marianne and Ann, occupied it together during the first winter of the settlement of Paris, Idaho.
It was first finished with a dirt floor and a sod roof. The logs were stripped of bark and notched but not cut or otherwise shaped and were chinked with mud to keep out the wind. The windows and door frames were set in with wooden pegs. It was ready for occupancy before the snow fell.
 
Erected 1988 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Elizabeth Passey Camp. (Marker Number 441.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 13.41′ N, 111° 24.072′ W. Marker is in Paris, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is on South Main Street (U.S. 89) near East 2nd South Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 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. Our First Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paris (about 600 feet away); Paris Tabernacle
Thomas Sleight Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. Thomas Sleight Cabin and Marker
(about 800 feet away); Charles Coulson Rich (approx. 0.2 miles away); British Settlers (approx. 2.7 miles away); St. Charles (approx. 7.7 miles away); Smith's Trading Post (approx. 7.7 miles away); Gutzon Borglum Monument (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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