“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bancroft, Idaho

Clickable Map of Caribou County, Idaho and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Caribou County, ID (60) Bannock County, ID (25) Bear Lake County, ID (48) Bingham County, ID (21) Bonneville County, ID (18) Franklin County, ID (34) Lincoln County, WY (30)  CaribouCounty(60) Caribou County (60)  BannockCounty(25) Bannock County (25)  BearLakeCounty(48) Bear Lake County (48)  BinghamCounty(21) Bingham County (21)  BonnevilleCounty(18) Bonneville County (18)  FranklinCounty(34) Franklin County (34)  LincolnCountyWyoming(30) Lincoln County (30)
Soda Springs is the county seat for Caribou County
Bancroft is in Caribou County
      Caribou County (60)  
      Bannock County (25)  
      Bear Lake County (48)  
      Bingham County (21)  
      Bonneville County (18)  
      Franklin County (34)  
      Lincoln County, Wyoming (30)  
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1 Idaho, Caribou County, Bancroft — 232 — Bancroft's First School
One block west from this site, in 1894, the pioneers of this area erected a school house built of red brick made and kilned by them. It was one room, twenty-five by forty feet. Cuss Erickson laid the brick, first teachers were Edith Townsend and . . . Map (db m124584) HM
2 Idaho, Caribou County, Bancroft — 337 — Chesterfield
In 1879, Mormon farmers from Utah settled Chesterfield, 16 miles north of here. Based on Joseph Smith's Zion Plat, Chesterfield was laid out on an orderly grid of large blocks separated by wide streets with the Meeting House on the highest . . . Map (db m106773) HM
3 Idaho, Caribou County, Bancroft — Historic Chesterfield
Mormon pioneers settled this area along the Oregon Trail in the 1880s. The town was named Chesterfield because it reminded some of the countryside around Chesterfield, England, and to honor the settlement's founder, Chester Call. A traditional . . . Map (db m124578) HM
4 Idaho, Caribou County, Bancroft — 161 — Hudspeth's Cutoff
In the summer of 1849, the California Gold Rush was diverted this way in search of a more direct route to the mines. Stampeding 49'ers would try anything to save miles and time in their rush for California's gold: the regular Oregon and . . . Map (db m106774) HM
5 Idaho, Caribou County, Bancroft — 348 — Ivins Pioneer Cemetery
This area, known as Ten Mile Sterrett and Ivins, was opened for homesteading in 1880. Emigrants from Utah and Iceland transformed sagebrush lands to productive livestock farms. They befriended the roaming Indians and Oregon Trail travelers. Jared . . . Map (db m140294) HM
6 Idaho, Caribou County, Bancroft — 324 — Oregon Trail Campsite
After the arrival of the first settlers of Chesterfield in 1875, covered wagon trains continued to use the Old Oregon Traill of 1846 which passed this point. Tired discouraged and ill, travelers arrived here from early spring to late autumn. Local . . . Map (db m124580) HM
7 Idaho, Caribou County, Bancroft — Settlement Along the Trail
The Oregon Trail was not blazed by the first wagon train of emigrants who set out on the journey in 1841. They were following pathways discovered and described by explorers, and mountain men in the early 1800s - pathways traveled for countless years . . . Map (db m124650) HM
8 Idaho, Caribou County, Bancroft — 263 — The Meeting House
In 1880, several Latter-Day Saint families settled in this valley of the Portneuf, naming the area Chesterfield. Nov. 27, 1883, a branch of the Church was organized with Judson A. Tolman presiding Elder. Labor was donated, lumber came from nearby . . . Map (db m124581) HM
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Jun. 15, 2024