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

Our First Church

 
 
Our First Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. Our First Church Marker
Inscription. Paris, Idaho was settled in the fall of 1863. Two years later a building used for church, school and recreation was erected by James Nye and others, of logs hauled from George Sirrine's sawmill It was 20' X 60' with two large rooms and a stage at one end. Later an annex, balcony and belfry were added. In 1870 the first ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized, Henry D. Horne, Bishop. Thomas Sleight and Louis Ricks taught school. This bell rang for assembly until 1942.
 
Erected 1963 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Elizabeth Passey Camp. (Marker Number 289.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 13.47′ N, 111° 24.042′ W. Marker is in Paris, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 89) and East 1st South Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Sleight Cabin (about
Our First Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. Our First Church Marker
400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charles Coulson Rich (about 400 feet away); Paris Tabernacle (about 400 feet away); British Settlers (approx. 2.8 miles away); Smith's Trading Post (approx. 7.7 miles away); St. Charles (approx. 7.7 miles away); Gutzon Borglum Monument (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
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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 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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