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By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2017
Beaver Dick Marker
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 273 — Beaver Dick
Beaver Dick 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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 404 — Brigham Young University - Idaho
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 425 — Burton
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — Hitching Post
Several of these hitching posts were connected by cable and located on the east front of the Tabernacle. Early Church attendees would tie their horses to the cable. — Map (db m108348) HM
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 54 — In Honor of the Rexburg Stake Pioneers
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 585 — Jenny Leigh Pioneer Cemetery
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 Richard . . . — Map (db m140644) HM
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 301 — Menan Buttes
Menan Buttes 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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 70 — North Fork Ferry
No. 70 August 21, 1937 In honor of The Mormon Pioneers of Idaho Builders of 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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — Pioneer ParkEstablished 1993-1997
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — Porter Park
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 473 — Rexburg Milling Company
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 161 — Rexburg Public Square
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — Rexburg Tabernacle Centennial1912-2012
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 454 — Rexburg's First School and Meetinghouse
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 224 — Ricks College
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — The Teton Dam Flood Marker
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 267 — The Three Tetons
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
Idaho (Madison County), Rexburg — 438 — The Tithing Barn Block
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

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