Rexburg in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Rexburg Milling Company
Approximately 148 yards south of this marker, a second mill was completed in November 1889 east of the town. The mill was four stories high, 45 feet by 65 feet, and build of native white limestone. When flour sacks developed holes too large to be patched, they were given away, bleached, washed, and soon made into pantaloons and petticoats. At times china dishes were given away as premiums.
On the night of January 12, 1915, people watched helplessly as this second mill, the oldest landmark in the valley, burned to the ground. For thirty-two years the Rexburg Milling Company served the young community by providing lumber, lath, shingles, and flour. The cause of the fire was impossible to determine.
Erected 1993 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 473.)
Marker series. Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 43° 49.697′ N, 111° 46.163′ W. Marker is in Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of East 1st North and North Millhollow Road, on the right when traveling west on East 1st North. Touch for map. On the grounds of Madison High School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 East 1st North, Rexburg ID 83440, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pioneer Park (approx. ¾ mile away); Rexburg Tabernacle Centennial (approx. ¾ mile away); In Honor of the Rexburg Stake Pioneers (approx. ¾ mile away); The Teton Dam Flood Marker (approx. ¾ mile away); Brigham Young University - Idaho (approx. one mile away).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
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