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Afton in Lincoln County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Star Valley

 
 
Star Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
1. Star Valley Marker
Inscription. In the spring of 1879 a group of pioneers from Bear Lake settled here. Moses Thatcher explored the area, dedicated it as a home for the Latter Day Saints, calling it Star Valley. Freedom and Auburn settled in 1879 and Afton in 1885. The first public building was located on this square. A log house with dirt roof served the settlers as a church, shool (sic), and public meeting place from 1886 to 1892 when it was replaced by a large frame building. The bell on this monument calling the people together could be heard throughout the valley.
 
Erected 1957 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 237.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 43.599′ N, 110° 55.655′ W. Marker is in Afton, Wyoming, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Jefferson Street near East 3rd Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Jefferson Street, Afton WY 83110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mormons in Star Valley (a few steps from this marker); Afton Wyoming (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Star Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
2. Star Valley Marker
Osmond (approx. 3.4 miles away); Lander Cut-off of the Oregon Trail (approx. 10.2 miles away); Wyoming's Wildlife (approx. 11.5 miles away); Agriculture under the Stars (approx. 11.5 miles away); First Post Office (approx. 14 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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