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Near Bancroft in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Meeting House

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
1. The Meeting House Marker
Inscription. In 1880, several Latter-Day Saint families settled in this valley of the Portneuf, naming the area Chesterfield. Nov. 27, 1883, a branch of the Church was organized with Judson A. Tolman presiding Elder. Labor was donated, lumber came from nearby canyons and bricks were made locally for this Meeting House. Dedicated Aug. 28, 1892. Dedicatory prayer offered by Pres. C.C. Parkinson in which he asked the Lord to bless everything pertaining to this house. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers given a fifty-year lease on this building in 1960.
 
Erected 1960 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Camp Alice Aston & Camp Louie Call, Caribou County. (Marker Number 263.)
 
Location. 42° 51.863′ N, 111° 54.263′ W. Marker is near Bancroft, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker can be reached from Chesterfield Road near 24 Mile Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bancroft ID 83217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oregon Trail Campsite (a few steps from this marker); Settlement Along the Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Chesterfield
The Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
2. The Meeting House Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Bancroft's First School (approx. 10.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. All the roads in Chesterfield are identified as Chesterfield Road. The marker is mounted on the front of the church meeting hall.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers
 
The Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
3. The Meeting House
The Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
4. The Meeting House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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