“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Jefferson County Idaho Historical Markers

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By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
Lewisville Marker
Idaho (Jefferson County), Lewisville — 230 — Lewisville
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
Idaho (Jefferson County), Menan — 378 — Pooles Island - Menan
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
Idaho (Jefferson County), Rigby — 106 — Rigby
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
Idaho (Jefferson County), Roberts — 323 — Market Lake The flat irrigated fields that stretch to the next interchange used to be a great Indian and trappers' hunting ground in an old lake that came and went —
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

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