In 1882, Richard F. Jardine, Edmund, Brigham, and John Ellsworth with their families founded Lewisville. It was named in honor of Lewis and Clark Expedition and was one of the first settlements in the Snake River Valley. They cleared sagebrush, dug . . . — — Map (db m124483) HM
Pooles Island, first settled 1879 by members of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, John R. Poole, presiding elder. Cedar Butte Ward organized 1884, Robert L. Bybee, Bishop. Long Island Canal water right decreed 1880; school began 1881; . . . — — Map (db m108994) HM
In 1884 a group of Utah Mormons settled and pioneered this locality. The cleared sagebrush land, dug canals and erected humble log homes. The built a log room which was used for church, school and recreation. Daniel S. Robbins, a veteran, was made . . . — — Map (db m124386) HM
In historic time Market Lake was formed during the great Snake River Flood of 1853.
When a new railroad grade blocked the overflow channel leading from the river, the lake disappeared for a time after 1887.
Later irrigation seepage restored . . . — — Map (db m109685) HM