In the spring of 1883, a group of men led by Richard Hemsley and James Steel left Salt Lake City, by train, in search of a new place to live. They rode to the end of the railroad line, Market Lake, now Roberts, Idaho. Here they obtained horses and . . . — — Map (db m140739) HM
This park is named for “Beaver Dick, “ a mountain man of late fur trade days, who lived on in this locality until 1899.
He was born in England, and his real name was Richard Leigh. He came west as a trapper, but the . . . — — Map (db m103902) HM
Brigham Young University - Idaho had its beginning in 1888 as an academy affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Initially known as Bannock Stake Academy. It was renamed Fremont Stake Academy, Smith Academy, and Ricks . . . — — Map (db m35477) HM
Settlement named in honor of Robert T. Burton, who laid out the townsite in 1882. Early settlers cleared the sagebrush, dug canals, ditches, planted crops, and built modest homes. A branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was . . . — — Map (db m140643) HM
Erected Sept. 28, 1935
In honor of the Rexburg Stake Pioneers
The founders of Rexburg, March 11, 1883
Thomas E. Ricks• Henry Flamm • Francis C. Gunnell • Fred Smith• William F. Rigby • Daniel Walters •
Thomas E. Ricks, Jr. • Lorenzo . . . — — Map (db m84344) HM
Jenny Leigh, an Eastern Shoshone Indian of Chief Washakie's People, was born in 1849. She first married a French-Canadian trapper, who was later killed and despoiled of his furs by an Indian in Jackson Hole Country.
She later married . . . — — Map (db m140644) HM
Two cones of glassy lava are located directly south of here. The largest rises 800 feet above the surrounding plain.
Hot molten lava, erupting from great depth, met cold surface water in the wet flood plain of Snake river: the . . . — — Map (db m103901) HM
August 21, 1937
In honor of
The Mormon Pioneers of Idaho
North Fork Ferry
The first ferry on Henry’s Fork
of Snake River, was first operated
near this spot March 26, 1883. It
was constructed by Rexburg . . . — — Map (db m103903) HM
To honor those who have contributed to Growth and Development of the Upper Valley
Histories on file in Museum Library
A Civic Improvement Project of the
GFWC Rexburg Civic Club
Labor and materials donate by local Scout troops, . . . — — Map (db m84348) HM
Arthur Porter, for whom Porter Park is named, was born in Auckland, New Zealand, April 20, 1876. He came to the United States with his parents at the age of nine. He died December 30, 1967, in Rexburg, Idaho. Porter was an educator, publisher, . . . — — Map (db m140589) HM
In the summer of 1883, William F. Rigby purchased, dismantled and moved by oxen a mill to the new community of Rexburg, establishing the only mill in southern Idaho. The mill was reconstructed on the west side of Third East, between Second and Third . . . — — Map (db m42052) HM
In February of 1883, Colonizer and Bishop Thomas E. Ricks commissioned Andrew A. Anderson to survey Rexburg City. This block was set aside as the Public Square. In the early days of colonization, settlers camped here before moving to their permanent . . . — — Map (db m140590) HM
Ground was broken on May 14, 1911 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to construct a tabernacle for the purpose of holding conference, baptisms, and other special meetings. President Joseph F. Smith dedicated the tabernacle eight . . . — — Map (db m84346) HM
The first settlers arrived in the spring of 1883. These settlers were willing to neglect their own home building long enough to build a community meetinghouse.
A log building, thirty by sixth feet, built at a cost of $8500, was erected on this . . . — — Map (db m140640) HM
On November 12, 1888, five years after settlement of Snake River Valley, Bannock Stake Academy opened with 60 students ranging from 6 to 24 years of age. School was held in the first ward L.D.S. chapel during the first years. In 1898 it became a . . . — — Map (db m140637) HM
The collapse of the Teton River Dam on June 5, 1976 unloosed a savage flood which caused $500,000,000 in damage, took eleven lives, and made thousands homeless in Wilford, Sugar City, Rexburg, Salem, Hibbard, Firth, Blackfoot, and Roberts.
But . . . — — Map (db m84341) HM
The Three Tetons
The giant peaks to the southeast were a famous early western landmark known to fur hunters and mountain men.
Perhaps as early as 1819, French-speaking trappers were calling them the Trois Tetons - - the three breasts. More . . . — — Map (db m103907) HM
A tithing barn was built on this property in the summer of 1885, two years after the first settlers arrived in Rexburg. The barn was built of 1x10 inch rough lumber and put together with wooden pegs. It was sixty feet long and thirty feet wide. The . . . — — Map (db m140588) HM
A few fur trappers, led by Andrew Henry, arrived along the Snake River in 1810. They built log shelters about five miles downstream from St. Anthony and established Henry's Fort. Other trappers who spent time in the area included men from the Wilson . . . — — Map (db m140740) HM
In August 1903, Mark Austin negotiated the purchase of a section of land here, the south half to be used as this town site and the north half, about 1/2 mile northeast, to be used for a sugar beet factory for the Fremont County Sugar Company. By . . . — — Map (db m140742) HM
Thomas C. Neibaur Veteran Park
Medal of Honor (US), Legion d’honnuer (France), Croix de Guerre (France), Medal of Military Bravery (Montenegro), Purple Heart (US), WWI Victory Medal (US), Cross of War “Merit of War” (Italy).
Rank . . . — — Map (db m108790) WM