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

News Examiner

 
 
News Examiner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
1. News Examiner Marker
Inscription. This building presently occupied by the News Examiner was built early in the 1900's by the Whitman family. It was used as a dry goods store until it was sold to the Robinsons in 1942 for use as a newspaper building. Among the features of the building include a doorway that led into the adjacent Odd Fellow building, a large open second story that now contains newspaper files and printing forms, and a plaque outside the front that quotes the Constitutional Amendment outlining freedom of the press.
Many of the older residents of our community remember when a Linotype was operated near the front window of the building. Ruth Taylor, one of the owners of the newspaper, gathered crowds of onlookers as she typed copy there. The old Linotype is still stored in one of the back rooms of the building along with other old printing equipment.
 
Location. 42° 19.048′ N, 111° 18.498′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Idaho, in Bear Lake County. Marker is on Washington Street (U.S. 89) near South 9th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 847 Washington Street, Montpelier ID 83254, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ritter Bros. Drug and the Roxy Theatre (a few steps from this marker);
News Examiner Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
2. News Examiner Building
The First Amendment plaque is to the right of the entrance.
Butch Cassidy Robs the Montpelier Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank Robbers (within shouting distance of this marker); Rich Building and Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Model T's, Odd Fellows and the News (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bank and The Burgoyne (about 300 feet away); Second Bank of Montpelier (about 300 feet away); Downtown Montpelier Historic Walking Tour (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
 
Categories. Communications
 
"Lest We Forget" (First Amendment) plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 11, 2015
3. "Lest We Forget" (First Amendment) plaque
Amendment 1.- Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abiding the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

from
The Constitution of the
United States of America
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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