Star Valley
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
N 42° 43.596 W 110° 55.654
12T E 505930 N 4730457
Quick Description: In the spring of 1879 a group of pioneers from Bear Lake settled here. Moses Thatcher explored the area, dedicated it as a home for the Latter Day Saints, calling it Star Valley....
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 9/13/2007 3:35:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM26QZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 35

Long Description:
In the spring of 1879 a group of pioneers
from Bear Lake settled here. Moses Thatcher
explored the area, dedicated it as a home for
the Latter Day Saints, calling it Star Valley.
Freedom and Auburn settled in 1879 and
Afton in 1885. The first public building was
located on this square. A log house with
dirt roof served the settlers as a church,
shool, and public meeting place from 1886
to 1892 when it was replaced by a large
frame building. The bell on this monument
calling the people together could be
heard throughout the valley.
Marker Name: Star Valley

Marker Type: City

Addtional Information:
Church Grounds


Group Responsible for Placement: DUP

Date Dedicated: 1957

Marker Number: 237

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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