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St. Charles in Bear Lake County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

St. Charles

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. St. Charles Marker
Inscription. In May, 1864 Brigham Young called Swan Arnell, Sr., Charles G. Keetch, Sr., Robert Pope, and Johh Windley with their families to settle here. Soon others followed. Charles Windley was the first child born in the village. The town site was surveyed and land divided into four sections. A combined church and school was built of logs in the center of town. William G. Young was the first presiding Elder and John A. Hunt, Sr. was first Bishop. The settlement was named for Apostle Charles C. Rich who settled this valley in 1863.
 
Erected 1955 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Mary Windley Camp. (Marker Number 211.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 6.792′ N, 111° 23.346′ W. Marker is in St. Charles, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is on North Main Street (U.S. 89) near 100 North Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75 North Main Street, Saint Charles ID 83272, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gutzon Borglum Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); British Settlers
St. Charles Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. St. Charles Marker
(approx. 4.9 miles away); Bear Lake (approx. 5.7 miles away); Thomas Sleight Cabin (approx. 7.7 miles away); Our First Church (approx. 7.7 miles away); Paris (approx. 7.8 miles away); Charles Coulson Rich (approx. 7.8 miles away); Paris Tabernacle (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
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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 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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