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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZZX_snowslide-canyon-and-hankes-ranch_Montpelier-ID.html
By 1881, just five years following the opening of the Crow Creek Freight Road, freighters had started calling this canyon by that name. Snowslides were frequent on snowy, windy days as drifts would build up on the shale ridge. Unable to hold the s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZZW_camp-giveout_Montpelier-ID.html
Within five years after Apostle Charles C Rich was called to establish a settlement in Bear Lake Valley, 1868, he looked at western Wyoming as a possible expansion of the Mormon community. By 1879 the Bear Lake Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ …
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To load their wagons with salt from the salt springs on Crow Creek, Mormon settlers of Bear Lake Valley followed the Native American Indian trail over this pass about 1865. In 1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Apostle Charles …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZZT_white-dugway_Montpelier-ID.html
Clinging to the white shale formation a mile east (on the Crow Creek Rd.) is the White Dugway. There was moisture in the shale and when frost had it in its grip the road was very¬†slippery. Freighters learned to be cautious as a wagon or sleigh co…
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"I have always felt I was at a disadvantage in making a living for my self and family if I did not have a wagon and team." - John Nield Diary John and Sarah Broadbent Nield moved their family to Star Valley in 1888 over the Crow Cree…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZZQ_halfway-house_Montpelier-ID.html
The Crow Creek Road was the link between the Mormon settlements of Bear Lake and Star Valley for 50 years. The 100-mile round trip between Afton, WY and the railhead at Montpelier ID would take a team of horses from 3 to 7 days depending on the co…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZZ2_pioneer-church_Montpelier-ID.html
In the spring of 1864, fifteen families of pioneers came from Paris, Idaho and settled Clover Creek, the name used until President Brigham Young changed it to Montpelier. After building crude homes the settlers erected a large building of logs, wh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PK5_a-look-at-memory-lane_Montpelier-ID.html
The pictures below reflect first views of the downtown entering Montpelier from the west in different times in history. Brennan-Davis Building The building was built for Edward Burgoyne by Jacob Tueller and Sons prior to 1899. The Tuellers w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PK4_news-examiner_Montpelier-ID.html
This building presently occupied by the News Examiner was built early in the 1900's by the Whitman family. It was used as a dry goods store until it was sold to the Robinsons in 1942 for use as a newspaper building. Among the features of the bu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1PJS_cleaners-hospital-plumbers-and-a-big-bear_Montpelier-ID.html
Schmid Building Carl (Charles) Schmid, a tailor from Freienstein, Switzerland opened a tailor shop in Montpelier in 1892. He named his business Chas Schmid, The Tailor. He made men's suits and coats and did repairs, alterations and dry clean…
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